Found April 20, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
The Portland Trailblazers have essentially fired everybody over last twelve months. Their General Manager was pink-slipped last May, their Coach was axed in March, and they even cut the last player they picked number one overall this season too. All this in addition to Brandon Roy being forced to retire, Raymond Felton playing horribly, and Marcus Camby being dealt along with Gerald Wallace. So what I'm saying is, the Blazers are in all-out rebuild mode right now. Besides that, however, they are also looking for a new guy to orchestrate said rebuild too. According to conflicting reports, that person could be Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Or maybe it isn't. According to first an ESPN report from Marc Stein and Chris Broussard, that answer might be yes: The Portland Trail Blazers have strong interest in interviewing Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak for their GM vacancy, according to sources familiar with Portland's thinking. Kupchak is one of ...
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