Kaleb Canales Rumors
Aldridge has meshed well with Stotts, now in his second season as Portland’s coach, after a start that began a little bumpy. Aldridge had grown used to Stotts’ predecessors, Nate McMillan and Kaleb Canales. “My relationship with Terry has taken a huge jump since last year,” Aldridge says. “He is more … I wouldn’t say overly strict, but he’s more strict than Nate and Kaleb were. He has more structure than they had. They knew me and knew I’d get my work in.
Portland Trail Blazers Head Coach Terry Stotts has begun the process of interviewing various candidates for their assistant coach opening vacated by Kaleb Canales, who took the same position with Dallas, CSNNW.com has learned.
Statement from Rick Carlisle: “On April 16th Jim O’Brien informed me that he would be retiring from coaching when our season was over. Jim said he loved working in the Mavs organization, but being away from family made his decision easy. I consider Jim O’Brien a great basketball man of high integrity and thank him for everything he taught me, my staff and our players this past season. We are fortunate that Kaleb Canales became available and had interest in joining the Mavs organization. Kaleb has worked for the Portland Trailblazers organization in multiple capacities for the last 9 years, and brings great knowledge, enthusiasm and work ethic to the Mavs. He will join Monte Mathis and Tony Brown on the bench and take over in Coach O’Brien’s capacity of coordinating our offense.”