Found July 09, 2012 on Oregon Sports News:
Larry Miller's sudden promotion to power within the Portland Trail Blazers’ organization five years ago was representative of the zeitgeist of the consumerist post-modern age. Style over substance. Quick fixes over practicality. Panache over pragmatism. Simply put, he gamely attempted to trick all of us into buying the notion that he knew anything about basketball, or sports in general, by wearing Armani suits and holding elaborately staged press events, the colorful Trail Blazers backdrop evenly littered with pinwheels all the while accentuating the scarlet handkerchief poking out of his breast pocket. Most of us, I would like to think, knew better than to take Miller at face value. Granted, it was not an enviable position, having immediately taken control post-Patterson, just as the franchise was recovering from a freefall that led to Paul Allen openly considering selling the team to the guy who founded Hollywood Video. Still, he was nothing but a slick puppet that disguised ...

Predicting the Portland Trail Blazers’ 2012 starting lineup

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Larry Miller has resigned as president of the Portland Trail Blazers. The team announced Miller's surprising departure Saturday. The team says he is leaving to take a position with another Portland-area business. Miller was president of the Blazers the past five years. He helped oversee the team's hiring of Neil Olshey as general manager early last month. During Miller...

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Portland Wing Woes Now that Portland seems to have officially lost the Roy Hibbert race, it’s time to decide what happens with the small forward position. Nicolas Batum—the current incumbent—is sitting on a four year, $45-$50 million, offer from Minnesota. Portland seems fully prepared to match. However, Minnesota is determined, reportedly exploring multiple sign-and-trade...

Miller steps down as Blazers president

Larry Miller surprisingly resigned as president of the Portland Trail Blazers after five years on the job, the team announced Saturday. Miller told the Oregonian that he is returning to Nike as president of Brand Jordan. It is the same job he had with the company from 1999-2006. "It felt like it is the right time, and the right thing for me," Miller said. Miller helped...

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Nicolas Batum has met with the Blazers and told them he'd like to play for the Timberwolves.

Larry Miller Steps Down As President Of Blazers

Larry Miller has stepped down as president of the Blazers and will return to Nike.

Really sucks somebody took to Twitter to say what they did about Batum

Twitter is a tremendous tool. It is an amazing medium to exchange news and information, and connect on some level with people all over the world. It is also the worst thing ever though when idiots log on to spew hate as far as they can throw it. In a most recent event of ignorance, that hate was directed at Nicolas Batum and his girlfriend. Really awful stuff. Blazers Edge had...

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If the structure that is home to the Portland Trail Blazers front office lacks a revolving door, it truly should be installed as the team has played a constant game of musical-chairs with their personnel over the last few years. The latest shakeup to the club will be the departure of Team President Larry Miller, as the “Oregonian” reported on Saturday that he will leave the franchise...

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