Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 10/20/14
Long term goals provide vision for people and organizations alike. They make you consider what you’re aiming for, prompt you to think about what you really want. A short term goal, on the other hand, is where the rubber meets the road. These are the day-to-day mileposts that make you consider what’s important and what just gets in the way of reaching your ultimate prize. The Portland Trail Blazers organization seems to have gained perspective on how an NBA Championship becomes a reality. Championship teams in a small market like Portland are not built on free-agent spending sprees or a blockbuster trade. Portland needs to make prudent decisions. It takes time to accumulate the right collection of players, coaches and management. Paul Allen and his trusted team of advisors appear to be giving new Blazers General Manager Neil Olshey some latitude. Some may fault Olshey for assembling a weak bench this season, but I don’t. Olshey is utilizing this season to see what kind of a...
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