Chris McGowen has been a breath of fresh air as President of the Portland Trail Blazers. McGowen has operated with more transparency than his predecessor Larry Miller. He has been aggressive in expanding the portfolio of the Blazers, introducing Arena Football, thinking about the NHL and opening new revenue streams like selling the naming rights of the Rose Garden to Moda.
One more thing with McGowen: No more false sellouts for the Blazers.
The sellout streak was over long before the Blazers officially stopped tacking empty and fake sellouts onto a streak that turned from a point of pride and excitement to a number full of deception and disconnect.
McGowen said enough, and soon after his first season as Blazers GM began, the team officially didn’t sellout their first home game in 195 tries.
A new sellout streak didn’t start on Saturday.
The Blazers’ announced attendance was 20,028, about 1,000 seats short of a full house. There certainly weren’t that many peopl...