Lately, the Portland Trail Blazers have been investigating a situation centered around their long-time President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Neil Olshey.
“The Portland Trail Blazers are committed to building an organization that positively impacts our colleagues, communities, and the world in which we live and play,” the team wrote in a public statement on Friday. “Following the conclusion of the independent review of concerns and complaints around our workplace environment at the practice facility, the Portland Trail Blazers organization has decided to terminate General Manager and President of Basketball Operations, Neil Olshey, effective immediately due to violations of the Portland Trail Blazers’ Code of Conduct.”
With Olshey officially out of the picture after a ten-year run with the Blazers, Portland’s organization will promote Director of Player Personnel Joe Cronin to be the acting General Manager temporarily.
With Olshey departing from the organization and the Blazers off to an underwhelming 11-12 start to the year, Portland’s stance on keeping their current core together could change in a matter of time.