Names to Watch in the 2014 Canucks Coaching Search

Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers

NWSB insider & blogger J.D. Burke takes a look at some of the available coaches for the Canucks vacancy, and provides a list of the three most likely candidates as of this moment. There’s familiarity abound in this list, which includes, of all people, Marc Crawford.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Bob Lenarduzzi

Bob Lenarduzzi

NWSB Blogger Dave B. checks in this time with a Northwest Athlete Profile of none other than Bob Lenarduzzi. In 1974 Lenarduzzi joined the Vancouver Whitecaps. In 2001, Lenarduzzi was inducted as a player into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame. In 2005, he was awarded the Order of British Columbia. In 2003, he was inducted into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Kaleb Canales

Kaleb Canales

Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Current Portland Trailblazers interim head coach Kaleb Canales. Blair Thomas one of our Portland sports area bloggers points out the rise of Caneles to NBA head coach has been propelled and complimented with testimonies from former Blazers personnel that support both of Canales’ best qualities: Brandon Roy, and Dante Cunningham for starters.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Darrell Johnson

Darrell Johnson

Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Former Seattle Mariners skipper Darrell Johnson. Danny Ferguson one of our Seattle sports area bloggers points out in his 50 years in the game he was employed by 12 different major league teams. Seven teams as a player and five as a coach/manager. His M’s coaching winning percentage was .384.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Mark Few

Mark Few

Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Current Gonzaga Bulldogs mens basketball head coach Mark Few. Jason Green one of our northwest hoops bloggers points you cannot deny Few’s coaching record. He’s led Gonzaga to the Big Dance every season he has been the head coach, has won the WCC championship from 2001 to 2011 and has won the WCC Tournament championship eight times.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Nate McMillan

Nate McMillan

Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Past Seattle Supersonics and current Portland Trailblazers bench boss Nate McMillan. Steve Lee one of our northwest hoops bloggers points out with a little luck on his side, chances are, the Trail Blazers and McMillan will soon reap the rewards of all their efforts and hard work.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Rick Adelman

Adelman

NWSB insider Jason Green brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on ex-Portland TrailBlazers head coach Rick Adelman. After getting his start with the Blazers in the late 1980′s, Adelman has gone onto become one of the best NBA journeymen coaches of our time. Adelman took the vast majority of teams he coached to the playoffs, making the conference championship several times with multiple teams. He is now in Minnesota where he turned them into contenders from the doormats they used to be.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Dick Bennett

Washington State Coach Dick Bennett

Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Past University of Washington State Cougars head basketball coach Dick Bennett. Insider Steve one of our Washington St. Cougars bloggers points out his Cougs career started in 2003, and he was there until 2006. The first order of business for Bennett and his WSU coaching staff was changing the culture and identity of Cougars basketball.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Rick Neuheisel

Washington Huskies Coach Rick Neuheisel

Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Past University of Washington Huskies head football coach Rick Neuheisel. Clinton Bell one of our Washington Huskies bloggers points out his Huskies career started in 1999, and he was there until 2002. One of the first orders of business for Neuheisel when taking over in Seattle was restoring the Huskies tradition of wearing gold helmets.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Mike Hargrove

Mike Hargrove

Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Former Seattle Mariners skipper Mike Hargrove. Danny Ferguson one of our Seattle sports area bloggers points out Coach Hargrove isn’t to fondly remembered for his days in Seattle. His record in Seattle as manager is 192–209, including a 93 loss season record in 2005. To this day Hargrove insists his sudden retirement had nothing to do with his Ichiro Suzuki.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Jim Lefebvre

Jim Lefebvre Mariners

Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Former Seattle Mariners skipper Jim Lefebvre. Danny Ferguson one of our Seattle sports area bloggers points out despite leading the team to its first winning season, by the end of 1991, the players that had sang his praises were quickly becoming Lefebvre atheists. After a blowup with Mariners GM Woody Woodward, Lefebvre was gone.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Don James

Don James

Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Past University of Washington Huskies head coach Don James. Clinton Bell one of our Washington Huskies bloggers points out the longest tenured coach at Washington, James also has the most career wins, with 153, winning 98 more games than he lost at the helm in Seattle. James was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997.

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