Posted August 04, 2012

Report: Owner Paul Allen interviews Blazers’ final two coaching candidates

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Jason Quick of The Oregonian reports that the Portland Trail Blazers’ two coaching finalists, Terry Stotts and Kaleb Canales, interviewed with owner Paul Allen in London on Friday.

Quick writes that Allen is expected to deliberate with general manager Neil Olshey and board of directors chair Bert Kolde and then make a decision in the coming days. Allen, who has a home in London and has his yacht docked there for the Olympics, declined an interview request from Quick.

Stotts is a two-time NBA head coach (Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks) who is currently an assistant with the Dallas Mavericks. Canales is a former Blazers video intern who climbed the ranks and served as the team’s interim coach last season after Nate McMillan was fired.