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Carlesimo Making Most of His Chance

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He is the son of an old football coach and big-city character named Pete Carlesimo and has been a coach himself for 40 years of his life and is 63 years old and has a wife and two children, ages 7 and 10, living across the country in Seattle because he and his wife fell in love with the city, the neighborhood, the schools and the life they were building there.

But he is a coach. He has always loved the life, even when he has been bounced around by it. His last best shot to be a head coach in the NBA was supposed to be with the Thunder. He had coached the team as the Supersonics the year before, and then the team left Seattle, started out 1-12 in the 2008-09 season, and P.J. was gone and Scott Brooks replaced him.

He went to Toronto after that as an assistant. Because...

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