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Jabari Parker Signs With Jordan Brand

We are still many hours away from knowing which team Jabari Parker will end up playing for ahead of tonight’s NBA Draft, but we do know what he’ll be wearing on the court. Today the runner-up for the College Player of the Year announced he will be joining the Jordan Brand family. “We could not be more excited to have Jabari Parker officially join our Jordan family,” Jordan...
Via Hooped Up
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Air Jordan XX9 ☆

Building on a history of pioneering innovation and craftsmanship, the Jordan Brand today unveiled the highly anticipated Air Jordan XX9 at a media event in New York. The 29th iteration of the successful Air Jordan franchise is the world’s first basketball shoe to be tailored for flight. With the launch of this year’s signature Air Jordan release, the brand continues its commitment...
Via Mo Better Shoes
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

First Look Inside Jordan Brand’s New Flight 23 Store (Video)

The grand opening of North America’s first Jordan-only retail store with Jordan Brand and Footaction was a success. Jordan Brand President Larry Miller, Footaction President and CEO Jake Jacobs, Spike Lee and a line of customers were on the scene to commemorate the opening with a new twist on the ribbon cutting by untying the shoelace to the store.  My question is, how...
Via Juan Elway
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Brand Celebrates Grand Opening Of First “Flight 23″ Store (Photos)

There’s never been a one stop shop for all your Jordan Brand gear and apparel until now. On Saturday in midtown Manhattan, Jordan Brand president Larry Miller, Footaction CEO Jake Jacobs and filmmaker Spike Lee officially welcomed the first consumers to Flight 23 at Footaction. The group untied a pair of giant shoelaces to signify the opening of the store, welcoming hundreds...
Via Thacover2
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Brand Celebrates Grand Opening Of First “Flight 23″ Store (Photos)

There’s never been a one stop shop for all your Jordan Brand gear and apparel until now. On Saturday in midtown Manhattan, Jordan Brand president Larry Miller, Footaction CEO Jake Jacobs and filmmaker Spike Lee officially welcomed the first consumers to Flight 23 at Footaction. The group untied a pair of giant shoelaces to signify the opening of the store, welcoming hundreds of...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Portland Timbers Are The Trail Blazers’ Nightmare

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...
Via Oregon Sports News
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Roger Miller, son of late Jazz owner, dead at 45

Family members say Roger Miller, the son of the late Utah Jazz owner Larry H. Miller, has died. Roger Miller was ''a gentle soul'' who will be missed, said family members in a statement released late Sunday. He died Sunday at age 45. The statement did not detail the circumstances of his death. The Miller family is one of the most influential in Salt Lake City....
Via Fox Sports
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

University of Kentucky Recruits Dominate Jordan Brand Classic Rosters

The Jordan Brand Classic is a showcase of the best and most highly sought after high school basketball players.  After two years in Charlotte, NC the game returns to New York and will be held at the new Barclays Center. This year’s game will be a preview of what the University of Kentucky will put on the floor next season, as a game high 5 recruits will participate. “This year’s...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Vonleh, Williams selected for 2013 Jordan Brand Classic

2013 Indiana signees Noah Vonleh and Troy Williams were selected to participate in the 2013 Jordan Brand Classic according to a release issued earlier this afternoon by the Jordan Brand. Vonleh and Williams will be teammates on the West roster in the April 13th contest that will be played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Jordan Brand Classic is in its 12th year and will...
Via Inside the Hall
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordan Brand Classic To Be Played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

The 12th annual Jordan Brand Classic that showcases the nation’s premier high school all-star game is moving to Michael Jordan’s birthplace. The game will be played in Brooklyn on April 13, 2013 at Barclays Center. The game used to be played in Charlotte, North Carolina. High school athletes play in this came to show off their talents. They are looking to be the next NBA greats...
Via StraitPinkie.com
January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Trailblazers COO Mensah to resign from team

In an industry that is still heavily dominated by men, its always a little disheartening to see a high-ranking female executive leave a position. But such is the case for Portland Trailblazers Executive VP and COO Sarah Mensah. Mensah, who had been with the Blazers for the last 19 years, recently tendered her resignation, according to the Portland Business Journal. While it hasn...
Via Sports Business Digest
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

McGowan joins as president and CEO

The Portland Trail Blazers have appointed AEG Sports executive Chris McGowan as the team's new president and chief operating officer. McGowan helped guide the NHL's Los Angeles Kings and Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy as chief operating officer of AEG Sports. ''With his demonstrated leadership with the Kings and Galaxy, I am confident he will find...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

AEG Sports exec joins Blazers as president and CEO

The Portland Trail Blazers have appointed AEG Sports executive Chris McGowan as the team's new president and chief operating officer. McGowan helped guide the NHL's Los Angeles Kings and Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy as chief operating officer of AEG Sports. ''With his demonstrated leadership with the Kings and Galaxy, I am confident he will find...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

McGowan named Blazers' president and CEO

Chris McGowan, the Chief Operating Officer of AEG Sports, has been named the Portland Trail Blazers new President and Chief Executive Officer, the team announced Monday. With AEG Sports, McGowan played a prominent executive role with the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL and the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer. McGowan replaces Larry Miller, who resigned as the team'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Forecasting the Trail Blazers playing style in 2012-2013

The Portland Trail Blazers have seen a lot of organizational turnover in the past six months. Larry Miller stepped down as Trail Blazers president to take a job with Nike. Neil Olshey was hired away from the Clippers to take over for Chad Buchanan as the new general manager. Nate McMillan was fired in March and replaced by assistant Kaleb Canales, who was a finalist for the head...
Via Sports Junkie Online
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Olshey Brings “No Nonsense” Attitude to Trail Blazers

He may not have made any blockbuster moves, but so far this offseason, Neil Olshey has proven that he means business. However, a businesslike approach is just what Olshey wants to avoid. Paul Allen and Larry Miller had lost a true vision for the Portland franchise, which is why Olshey’s hiring led to Miller’s resignation. Miller was nothing short of set in his ways, and when...
Via From the Perimeter
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Olshey Brings "No Nonsense" Attitude to Trail Blazers

He may not have made any blockbuster moves, but so far this offseason, Neil Olshey has proven that he means business. However, a businesslike approach is just what Olshey wants to avoid. Paul Allen and Larry Miller had lost a true vision for the Portland franchise, which is why Olshey's hiring led to Miller's resignation. Miller was nothing short of set in his ways, and...
Via Sports Blog Net
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Olshey’s Big Misses Just What The Portland Trail Blazers Need

The flight to Salt Lake City to lure hall of fame coach Jerry Sloan to Portland took just under two hours. The offer to Roy Hibbert, the best center in free agency, was a no-brainer. Both moves were made swiftly and with conviction.  Both were home run swings. Both left the Blazers with absolutely nothing… And it was the best two moves this franchise has made in a long, long...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Requiem For An Ad-Man - A Treatise, Written In A Fit Of Pique At A Desperate Hour, Concerning Larry Miller's Empty Legacy

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...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Chaos In Rip City

This past week has been a crazy week for the Blazers. President Larry Miller stepped down, Nic Batum's agent has gone public that Batum isn't happy in Portland, and this team still doesn't have a coach. Some exciting things were on the horizon for this team before they took a few steps back. This coming week will be even more crucial though with teams being able to finalize...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Larry Miller Steps Down As President Of Blazers

Larry Miller has stepped down as president of the Blazers and will return to Nike.
Via RealGM
July 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Blazers Front Office Shuffle Continues, Larry Miller Resigns As Team Prez

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...
Via PRO HOOPS CENTRAL
July 07, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Miller resigns as Blazers president

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...
Via Fox Sports
July 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Bellybuster, Part 12: “The Inner Circle”

Twelfth in a series of installments documenting my failed political ambitions, my warped sensibilities, and my Portland Trail Blazers I sat at the bar, sipping on my last beer of the evening, absentmindedly tracing faint circles with the back end of a Bic pen into the lucite top that protected the dark stained wood that we were to mistakenly assume was of some South American descent...
Via Oregon Sports News
June 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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