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The Portland Trail Blazers have hired former Los Angeles Clippers GM Neil Olshey as the team's new general manager.
The announcement by the Blazers Monday came less than an hour after the Clippers announced that they had decided to part ways with Olshey.
Last season, Olshey oversaw a major retooling of the Clippers' roster that included signing All-Star Chris Paul in December in the biggest trade in franchise history. In the same six-day span, Olshey signed All-Stars Caron Butler and Chauncey Billups, and re-signed DeAndre Jordan.
The Blazers have been operating under interim GM Chad Buchanan for the past year. Buchanan took over when the Blazers fired Rich Cho after about 10 months on the job.
Olshey becomes the 10th general manager in Blazers history.
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