Jason Quick of The Oregonian tweets that the Portland Trail Blazers have narrowed their coaching search to two candidates:
Terry Stotts and Kaleb Canales are the two finalists for the Trail Blazers head coaching position, The Oregonian has learned—
Jason Quick (@jwquick) August 02, 2012
Former Orlando Magic assistant Steve Clifford and Phoenix Suns assistant Elston Turner were eliminated after the four semifinalists had second interviews this week.
Perhaps not coincidentally, Stotts (with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Atlanta Hawks) and Canales (the Blazers interim coach) are the only two among the quartet with any head-coaching experience.
Canales earned a strong endorsement from general manager Neil Olshey when Olshey was hired in June.
No word on a timetable for a final decision.