Originally written on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 12/20/11
The boogey man of NBA team owners, Paul Allen, emerged from his underground lair to finally address the media last night (he hadn’t done so in almost two years.) Allen discussed his plans for the team, his health, the lockout, and talked about the front-office turmoil in Portland. From the Oregonian: “The question that comes up most in Portland is people are always worried you are going to sell the team … : ‘Right. I have no plans to sell the team. So …’ … Can you put in your own words what happened with the Rich Cho firing: ‘I think whether it’s Rich or Kevin (Pritchard) – which was a really unusual situation – you end up going through these transitions. But I sit with the general manager down on the court and I talk through every game with them and get a sense for his thinking and his evaluation of players, how he thinks about our team, how he thinks about our coaching, all those things. And when I think about a general manager there are a lot of factors tha...
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