If I’m Kevin Pritchard, I’m Resigning As Blazers’ GM

June 6th, 2010 by Sean Highkin Leave a reply »
As painful as this is to write, given the Portland Trail Blazers' tremendous growth as an organization over the last four years, I'm starting to become disenchanted with the team's upper management in a way I haven't experienced since the Whitsitt era.

The difference is that this time, my frustration is not directed towards the team's general manager.

There are few executives in pro basketball I hold in higher regard than Kevin Pritchard, and it is an absolute disgrace the way Paul Allen and his Vulcan advisers are treating the man most responsible for the post-Jailblazers turnaround.

It's become fairly obvious by this point that Pritchard will not be the Blazers' GM come the start of the 2010-11 season.

Back in March, when Pritchard's right-hand man (VP of Basketball Operations Tom Penn) was fired seemingly out of the blue, Pritchard held a brief and unbelievably awkward press conference in which he all but pleaded to be allowed to keep his job.

There was no vote of confidence from Allen's people, or even a comment of any kind.

The entire display essentially amounted to Pritchard being thrown under the bus by ...

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