Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 4/20/13
How did he do? Being the Portland Trail Blazers GM is never an easy job. Fans in PDX have watched Kevin Pritchard and Rich Cho come and go over the past few years, and the 2011-12 season actually saw the position stay vacant from beginning to end. But with Neil Olshey in town, things have begun to turn around. A few key moves were made, and the future has become clearer despite a painfully obvious rebuild taking place. Has the new guy officially turned things around? Not a chance. Watching the playoffs from home is a clear sign that there’s still things to come. Neil Olshey did well with a tough situation. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) But with the team moving in the right direction, Olshey has given fans something to believe in. It wasn’t all pretty, but the 2012-13 season was a good one for the Trail Blazers’ front office. The Good Damian Lillard The debate going in to any draft is whether to select for need or for talent. The ideal situation is to kill two birds with one stone, and that’s ...
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