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Portland Trail Blazers
The Chicago Bulls credit their ability to play through adversity for making them stronger.
For the Portland Trail Blazers, continued problems cost coach Nate McMillan his job as the franchise underwent some big changes.
The Bulls aren't certain if they'll have star guard Derrick Rose available Friday night when they host the reeling Trail Blazers, who play their first game under interim coach Caleb Kanales.
Portland (20-23) has dropped to last place in the Northwest Division with seven losses in nine games, with all six defeats in March by double digits.
The Trail Blazers put up little resistance and were embarrassed with a 121-79 loss at New York on Wednesday to a Knicks team that had lost six straight.
The 42-point defeat was the last straw for management, which fired McMillan on Thursday after six seasons, during which he guided the team to three playoff berths. Kanales was promoted from assistant to interim coach.
"Clearly the season to this point has not gone...
BEST OF MAXIM
Derrick Rose, the NBA’s staid, reigning Most Valuable Player has had himself a somewhat unlucky week. On Monday, Rose surprised everyone by finally complaining to officials that he doesn’t receive his fair share of foul calls before getting in a minor fender bender the next day and sitting out a revenge game against the Miami Heat, the team that soundly thrashed the Bulls in...
Derrick Rose had quite the day two days ago. In his words, it was the worst day of his life. I’m not sure if that is hyperbole or not, but rest assured it was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Rose started off the day, sore and achy. It turns out he tweaked his groin the night before against the Knicks. It was the injury added to the insult of getting blocked by Jeremy...
The Portland Trail Blazers fired head coach Nate McMillan Thursday, Yahoo! Sports reported.
News of McMillan's departure came shortly after the Blazers completed trades sending forward Gerald Wallace and center Marcus Camby out of Portland.
Assistant coach Kaleb Canales will take over the team on an interim basis, according to the report.
McMillan, 47, was in his seventh season...
The Portland Trail Blazers started an overhaul to the team Thursday, firing head coach Nate McMillan and trading away a pair of veteran players.The dismissal of McMillan came one day after the Blazers absorbed a 42-point beating at the hands of the New York Knicks - the team's seventh loss in nine games.“Clearly the season to this point has not gone the way we had hoped it...
Bulls star Derrick Rose was involved in a minor car accident in Chicago.
Illinois State Police say Rose was headed south on the Kennedy Expressway at Ogden Avenue late Tuesday afternoon when his 2011 Bentley was struck from behind by a 2002 Saturn.
The Bulls say Rose was not injured. Police cited the driver of the Saturn, Charles Tratwein, for failing to reduce speed to avoid a...
Bulls star Derrick Rose missed Wednesday's game against the Miami Heat because of a strained groin, leaving Chicago without its best player for a matchup between the Eastern Conference's best teams.
Coach Tom Thibodeau says he's day-to-day.
With Rose out, C.J. Watson returned from a sprained left ankle and started at point guard. Meanwhile, All-Star forward Luol Deng...
All-Star point guard Derrick Rose is out for his 10th straight game, missing the Chicago Bulls game with the West-leading Oklahoma City because of an injured right groin.
Coach Tom Thibodeau said before Sunday's game between the teams with the NBA's two best records that Rose is ''moving along the way that we anticipated'' and doing more each day in practice...
What a week of bad omens for Derrick Rose: he will pay the NBA $25k for criticizing the refs after he and the Chicago Bulls beat the Knicks Monday, and who knows what it will cost him in insurance premiums after a Saturn driver rear-ended Rose’s Bentley on a Chicago expressway Tuesday.
You might say, “Get a limo and driver, guy who this year signed player and endorsement contracts...
Nate McMillan has been fired by the Blazers, according to a source. McMillan has been the head coach of the Blazers since the 05-06 season. Kaleb Canales has been promoted to interim head coach of Portland.Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)
Well today is not a good day to be a Blazer fan. First you trade away Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby for prospects and...
The Portland Trail Blazers started the season hot. They were 7-2 and had people thinking they might contend for the Western Conference title. Now they’re sitting at 20-23 and the team clearly isn’t happy with the way things are headed.
Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Blazers have fired head coach Nate McMillan. McMillan has been with the team for 7 years, going 266-269 during...
The Portland Trail Blazers are a team deep in the center of change. When a team tries to change its culture the first move made to facilitate that change starts with coaching.
So with that in mind, Nate McMillan was let go today. Team president Larry Miller, in a release issued by the team, made it perfectly clear what their intentions were today.
“Clearly the season to this...
The Portland Trail Blazers are moving on a day after making major changes.
The Trail Blazers fired coach Nate McMillan, waived former No. 1 selection Greg Oden and traded Marcus Camby and Gerald Wallace on Thursday.
Interim head coach Kaleb Canales, who is the youngest coach in the NBA at age 34, is still going through his same routine.
Before Friday's game against Chicago...
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Not only are the Trailblazers a terrible home team this season, but they may have given up on the season and are looking to the future, as they fired head coach Nate McMillan, traded away Gerald Wallace (13.3 ppg) and leading rebounder Marcus Camby, and the finally said goodbye to Greg Oden waiving the former #1 pick.
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