With the firing of McMillan and the new approach shown by Coach Caleb, there is clear sunlight on the horizon. The mind-numbingly boring play of the last seven years can be a distant memory if Paul Allen will allow Kanales to continue as head coach. The Blazers' game against the Clippers was the most exciting and promising game in over three years: ball movement, passing, and go-to-the-hole dunks brought back an element to Blazer basketball that has been missing for far too long.
How many of use would rather see a fast-moving, chance-taking team lay it all on the line for every game, win or lose, than a stolid, cautious, defensive group of inhibited journeymen, frightened of displeasing their daddy-figure coach? I know I would.
Men striving to make something happen with all their skills and strength is what the game should be, in my opinion, regardless of locker room politics, salary issues, and front-office playpen garbage.
When Bill Schonely invented the term, "Rip City," it was when there were men on the court who would tear down the net rather than let someone waltz into their building and take it. We have those kinds of players on our rooster now, and they deserve playing time and the support of everyone from the fans in the cheap seats to the guy who chases Jim Cameron around the Pacific. Go Blazers!