Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/21/12
NBA Head Coach: Kaleb Canales Name: Kaleb Canales Born: July 7, 1978 Birthplace: Laredo, Texas College: University of Texas-Arlington Coaching Experience: Assistant Coach, Portland Trail Blazers, 2009-2012 Interim Head Coach, Portland Trail Blazers, 2012 “Exudes Positivity and Commitment” Before his first game as the interim head coach at the United Center in Chicago, 33 year-old Kaleb Canales looked at his players before the game and wanted them all to do essentially one thing: He asked his Portland Trail Blazers to commit. A lack of emotion and a pattern of losing were the culprits in this year’s stormy first-half season that resulted in the trade-winds blustering at gale force winds over Rip City. The dawn after the trade deadline saw Marcus Camby and Gerald Wallace uprooted, replaced by new faces that include guard Jonny Flynn and center Hasheem Thabeet. An old oak tree at head coach, Nate McMillan was also gone. When the sun rose at One Center Court, Canales was left to hold t...
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