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Report: Blazers Fire Head Coach Nate McMillan, Promote Assistant Kaleb Canales

For the second time in as many days, an NBA head coach is out of a job -- the Portland Trail Blazers have fired Nate McMillan, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

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The move isn't entirely surprising -- the Blazers have come apart at the seams in recent weeks, losing seven of their last nine games and 13 of their last 19. After beginning the season as a leading contender to finish atop the Western Conference, Portland is now 20-23 and ranks 12th.

Last night, after reports of veterans Jamal Crawford and Raymond Felton leading a "mutiny" against McMillan in the Blazers' locker room, the team managed just 29 first-half points in a dreadful 121-79 loss to the New York Knicks -- even though the Knicks had just fired their own coach, Mike D'Antoni.

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The Blazers dealt Gerald Wallace to New Jersey and Marcus Camby to Houston today in an attempt to blow up the current roster; Crawford and Felton remain with the team.