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 ...
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