Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/12/14
Paul Allen is emphatic: He has no plans to sell the Portland Trail Blazers. In a rare and wide-ranging discussion with reporters on Monday night, the Blazers' billionaire owner shot down recent talk that he is planning to sell the team in the near future. He would not, however, say how long he will keep the Blazers. He says numerous factors would play into that decision, including his health. The Trail Blazers opened the preseason on Monday night against the Utah Jazz. Last season the Blazers went 48-34 and got ousted from the first round of the playoffs by the eventual NBA champion Mavericks. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft, has owned the Blazers since 1988.
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