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  1. Trail Blazers coaching search down to two: Stotts, Canales

    Aug 1, 2012, 9:51 PM EDT

    Kaleb Canales

    Steve Clifford and Elston Turner, you are excused. The drawn out Portland Trail Blazers coaching search is down to two men — former Hawks head coach Terry Stotts and recent Blazers coach Kalab Canales. That according to Jason Quick at the Oregonian. Canales and Stotts will interview with Blazers owner Paul Allen once he returns…

  2. Sudden reversal: GM Olshey leaving Clippers for Trail Blazers

    Jun 4, 2012, 9:13 PM EDT

    Neil Olshey

    This was a fast 360. First rumors circulated that Clippers general manager Neil Olshey had met with Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen about that franchise’s open general manager’s position. The Clippers responded by talking to Olshey and announcing last week they had reached a “deal in principle” with him to stay in Los Angeles. But…

  3. Paul Allen says he’s not selling Blazers in open letter to fans

    May 9, 2012, 3:03 PM EDT

    Paul Allen

    This was not a good season to be a Blazers fan. They went into the season as a dark horse contender and ended it as a team that is rebuilding from the front office to the roster. Owner Paul Allen admitted in an open letter to fans it was his toughest year of the 24…

  4. Steve Kerr takes himself out of Trail Blazers GM search

    Apr 11, 2012, 3:41 PM EDT

    Steve Kerr

    Steve Kerr — the former Suns general manager and current TNT analyst who reportedly was at the top of Portland’s list of potential GMs — has taken his name out of the running, reports the Oregonian after speaking to Kerr’s agent (via Hoopshype). After an informal phone interview last week, Steve Kerr has told the Trail…

  5. Blazers’ Allen talks openly about being small market owner

    Dec 20, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

    Paul Allen

    Paul Allen got painted as the bad guy this summer, fair or not. But to his credit, when he sat down with reporters Monday he was honest — he was a hardliner. Which is ironic as the Blazers were one of the bigger spending small markets of the last couple decades. Portland followed the pattern…

  6. Report: Trail Blazers to “pause” search for general manager

    Nov 16, 2011, 6:58 PM EDT

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    Eventually, the Portland Trail Blazers will need a general manager to tell Paul Allen everything is great figure out how to rebuild this team and win fast. But with the lockout dragging on, that time is not now. The Blazers have already reset their search to replace Rich Cho once and now the search will…

  7. Blazers owner will enjoy prime spot for his “megayacht” at Olympics

    Nov 15, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

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    File this under the “any time I think the players can wait out the owners slap me”… Lockout hardliner and Trail Blazers owner — not to mention Microsoft co-founder — Paul Allen is going to enjoy the Olympics in London next summer like the rest of us. Heck, it might well be the next time…

  8. NBA allegedly controlling media as it refutes Paul Allen story

    Oct 22, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

    Paul Allen

    Paul Allen did not come across very well after all was said and done on Thursday after the NBA negotiations fell apart broke apart blew apart like a soda can with a pound of C4 inside it. One writer outlined Allen’s history of random and reckless spending and decision making, another suggested that Allen may…

  9. Some owners thinking sale price, not hoops, as lockout drags on

    Oct 21, 2011, 5:51 PM EDT

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    I didn’t think there was much that could make me more depressed about the prospects of the NBA season. Then I read Adrian Wojnarowski well-researched post at Yahoo, ripping apart Blazers owner Paul Allen, his interest (or lack thereof) in the team and his motivations for being the heavy during Thursday’s labor negotiating session, when…

  10. Report: Trail Blazers to restart GM search from square one

    Oct 7, 2011, 9:09 AM EDT

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    At some point, the Portland Trail Blazers are going to need a general manager. And if that time is sooner rather than later, well, they are in trouble. More than four months after the Trail Blazers started their search for a new general manager after firing Rich Cho, after interviews with at least four candidates,…

  11. Lockout takes its toll: Paul Allen sells his private island

    Sep 10, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Paul Allen

    It’s pretty clear we need a massive overhaul of the players’ salaries to save the NBA owners some dough. I mean, look no further than this. Blazers owner Paul Allen is selling his private island. From Yahoo!: Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder that ranks 57th on the Forbes World’s Billionaires list with $13 billion, is…

  12. Blazers to interview Spurs’ Lindsay, Mullin for GM gig

    Sep 3, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

    Chris Mullin

    The Blazers are starting to get together a list of candidates for the vacant GM job. From Yahoo! Sports: Portland has also received permission to interview Spurs assistant GM Dennis Lindsey, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Lindsey has spoken to Blazers officials by phone, but no formal face-to-face has yet been scheduled, a source said.…

  13. Blazers to interview Thunder’s Weaver for GM position

    Sep 3, 2011, 8:30 AM EDT

    Paul Allen

    Straight from Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski’s workaholic head to your eyes: The Portland Trail Blazers have started the interview process for their vacant general manager’s job, meeting with Oklahoma City Thunder executive Troy Weaver in Portland on Thursday, NBA front-offices sources told Yahoo! Sports.More From Adrian WojnarowskiSpurs Blair to play in Russia during lockout Sep…

  14. Interim GM Buchanan out of Portland GM search

    Aug 18, 2011, 12:37 PM EDT

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    After canning two very well respected general managers — Kevin Pritchard and Rich Cho — the Blazers have decided the guy with the interim tag doesn’t get to keep the job, either. Because we all know that more front office turnover is the most direct path to winning. Chad Buchanan is the guy doing the…

  15. Pritchard talks Paul Allen, choosing Oden over Durant

    Jul 6, 2011, 3:09 PM EDT

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    Kevin Pritchard was the hottest general manager in the league, the guy who changed the culture in Portland from the “Jail Blazers” to a young team on the rise. Then he got fired. Abruptly. Reportedly because owner Paul Allen and his tight circle didn’t like Prichard and the credit he was getting for turning around…

  16. Rick Adelman wouldn’t mind being Trail Blazers GM

    May 30, 2011, 11:06 AM EDT

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    Apparently, Rick Adelman has no interest in long-term job security. We told you before that long time coach Rick Adelman has interest in moving into a front office job. On Sunday he expressed interest specifically in doing that for Portland, a team that has fired two respected general managers in 10 months. That is what…

  17. Blazers defend firing of GM Cho, say it was chemistry

    May 24, 2011, 8:26 AM EDT

    Rich Cho

    For the second time in a year, the Portland Trail Blazers have fired a general manager. For the second time in a year it’s because of a personality clash with the owner Paul Allen and upper management. Because newly fired Rich Cho had a good reputation around the league — he had been the No.…

  18. Portland owner, one of world’s richest men, complains about NBA finances

    Apr 20, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Paul Allen

    For some context, Portland Trail Blazer owner Paul Allen is worth $13 billion dollars according to Forbes. That would make him the 21st richest man in the United States. Which is the kind of money you get when you are one of the founders of Microsoft. Put it this way: When it was time to…

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