The Portland Trail Blazers have signed general manager Neil Olshey to a multiyear contract extension.
Team owner Paul Allen praised Olshey for rebuilding the team to a playoff contender. The Blazers advanced out of the first round of the playoffs last season before eventually falling to the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals.
Terms of the extension...
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January 08, 2015
Paul Allen, billionaire philanthropist and owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers, has pledged $100 million toward the effort to "Tackle Ebola."
Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, is supporting the development of two medevac containment units that will be used to safely evacuate medical professionals from West Africa. In order to address the expense of medevac...
Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro.
Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl rings are beautiful. Team owner Paul Allen tweeted out a photo of them on Thursday night.
Excitement surrounding the draft is not something foreign to the front office of the hometown Trail Blazers. In the last two years the team has owned 3 lotteries picks and have made at least one second round selection each year as well. With owner Paul Allen being one of the biggest fans of the draft process, you really know what is going to happen around draft season in Portland...
In any business, success or failure tends to trickle down from the top. Very rarely does having someone incompetent in the ultimate position of power not lead to disastrous results throughout the organization. And conversely, having the right person in charge tends to ultimately lead to success.
This is certainly the case in the National Football League. Teams with solid ownership...
With the Seattle Seahawks just 10 days away from the Super Bowl and the Portland Trail Blazers among the top teams in the NBA's Western Conference, Paul Allen was happy to talk about the success of his teams.
Allen, who normally shies away from the spotlight, volunteered his thoughts during halftime of Portland's game against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.
The Seahawks will...
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January 24, 2014
Seahawks owner Paul Allen raised the ''12th Man'' flag before kickoff for the second time since the team started the tradition.
The only other time Allen raised the flag was before the 2005 NFC championship game when Seattle beat Carolina 34-13 for its only Super Bowl trip.
As he did the previous time he raised the flag, Allen walked to the railing and waved a towel exciting the...
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January 20, 2014