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Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw will interview to be head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers this weekend. Shaw was granted permission by the Pacers to meet with Portland. He previously interviewed with Charlotte and is a candidate for the opening in Orlando. According to reports, the Trail Blazers spent time this week pursuing two Hall of Fame coaches -- Phil Jackson and Jerry Sloan -- but general manager Neil Olshey said neither coach was interested in taking the job at this time. The Blazers haven't changed the status of interim coach Kalen Canales, who replaced Nate McMillan in March.
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The Portland Trail Blazers have formally signed free agent power forward J.J. Hickson, British forward Joel Freeland and draft picks Damian Lillard and Meyers Leonard.
The flurry of signings was announced by the Blazers on Friday.
Hickson, who agreed to 1-year deal with Portland, played in 19 games for the Blazers last season, averaging 15.1 points and 8.3 rebounds.
Brian Shaw has withdrawn his name from consideration for the head coaching job of the Orlando Magic.
The Portland Trail Blazers pursued Hall-of-Fame coaches Phil Jackson and Jerry Sloan for their head coaching position and were spurned by both, according to a Comcast Sports Northwest report. The Blazers offered Sloan the job this week, and pursued Jackson over the past few months, a source told Comcast Sports Northwest. Blazers general manager Neil Olshey confirmed the team...
MINNEAPOLIS On Friday evening, the Minnesota Timberwolves completed what appeared to be the final step in clearing enough salary cap space to sign restricted free-agent small forward Nicolas Batum to an offer sheet. However, a league technicality will impede them from doing so until 5 p.m. ET Sunday.
After releasing small forward Martell Webster and trading center Brad Miller to...
You've got to give the Trail Blazers management some credit -- the front office appears to be giving its all when it comes to finding a marquee coach.
Former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan turned down the Blazers on Thursday, but he's not the only big name Portland was chasing. The Trail Blazers were reportedly in "back-and-forth discussions" with NBA coaching legend...
The Blazers have until Wednesday to match Minnesota's offer to Nicolas Batum.
The Knicks have acquired Raymond Felton and Kurt Thomas from the Blazers in exchange for Jared Jeffries and Dan Gadzuric.
Report: Knicks Obtained Raymond Felton
Raymond Felton's acquisition would have a likely effect on whether the Knicks will match Jeremy Lin's offer sheet with the Rockets.