Expect a Long Line Of Suitors For Fired Blazer GM Kevin Pritchard

June 26th, 2010 by Juan Sarinas Leave a reply »
To many NBA observers who were watching the NBA Draft yesterday , it was not any picks by any team during the course of the draft, nor was it the trades that gave both the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat bigger salary cap spaces in anticipation of the first day of free agency in the 1st of July.

It was the sudden and largely unexpected firing of Kevin Pritchard by the Portland Trail Blazers as the team's general manager was the event that produced the biggest shock waves all around the NBA world - the same general manager who helped lead the Blazers away from it's old "Jail Blazer"-days to a team that ultimately won respect for both it's off-court transformations and on-court performances.

Sure, picking Greg Oden 1st overall in the 2008 NBA Draft has clearly not proven to have been the right decision for the Portland Trail Blazers, and picking him over Kevin Durant, who has blossomed into an NBA superstar deprived fans in Portland of being able to watch a high-scoring team with the pleasure of having both Durant and Brandon Roy wear Blazer jerseys - who knows, maybe that team might be closer to an NBA title than Portland is now?


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