Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 8/25/12
– A Championship Mindset Comes to Rip City An NBA coaching search typically goes in one of two ways. A team will either bring a well known coach in to the fold, rallying the team’s fans behind the notion that said coach can re-create his prior success, or they opt to bring in a relatively unknown candidate who needs to be sold to each and every fan. Neil Olshey, and the rest of the Paul Allen Trail Blazers brain-trust, decided to go with the latter when selecting former Dallas Maverick assistant Terry Stotts, as head coach of the Blazers. But was this a good move? Many of the current Trail Blazers had repeatedly put their vote in to the Kaleb Canales hat, initially creating a small bit of turmoil when Stotts was named coach. After those same players took the time to think about the move, the more they became comfortable with Stotts, and eventually endorsed the decision. Fans should follow suit with the players and fret not about the decision to bring Stotts aboard. Here are five ...
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