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Trail Blazers interviewed a whole lot of people so far in coaching search

Jul 25, 2012, 8:29 AM EDT

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Apparently new Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey went to the “Rich Cho School of Coach Interviews.”

Just like Cho did with the Bobcats coaching search, Olshey did first interviews with basically every coach West of the Mississippi and may be throwing in a few more for good measure, reports Jason Quick of the Oregonian. Last week at Summer League in Las Vegas Olshey had plenty of opportunity, Summer League is like an NBA convention.

Here is the Oregonian’s list of who has been interviewed

The candidates who are known to have interviewed with Olshey are Indiana assistant Brian Shaw; Golden State assistant Michael Malone; Dallas assistant Terry Stotts; Memphis assistant David Joerger; former Orlando assistant Steve Clifford, who is nearing a deal to be an assistant in Chicago; Phoenix assistant Elston Turner; Atlanta assistant Lester Conner; Miami assistant David Fizdale, Chicago assistant Adrian Griffin and former Knicks and Phoenix assistant Phil Weber.

And there will be a few more before the second round of interviews start.

Olshey has reportedly talked to Jerry Sloan and Phil Jackson about the job, but neither thought it was a fit. so Olshey is casting a wide net.

  1. fisherhorry - Jul 25, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Hire Rasheed and surround him with Bonzi Wells, J.R. Rider, Ruben Patterson, Derek Anderson, and Mighty Mouse Stoudamire.. JAILBLAZERS REUNION!!!

  2. lew24 - Jul 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    My interview with Portland is Friday morning. Wish me luck! lol

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