KP Firing:Portland Fans Are Searching For Humility and Transparency From Vulcan

June 25th, 2010 by Ryan Virgin Leave a reply »
Yesterday, The Portland Trail Blazers lost a key component to their franchise. One that has produced in the regular season, the clutch, the locker room, and even in the post season.

He was an asset that many teams will be sure to pick up sooner rather than later.

...and it wasn't Martell Webster.

The Portland Trail Blazers' general manager Kevin Pritchard was fired within an hour of the NBA Draft.

It shouldn't have been shocking, surprising, breathtaking. Nope, because we all saw it coming.

But under the circumstances, I believe every fan has the right to be dumbfounded.

Here is a guy whom compiled the right people at the right time. KP built a culture that was unlike anything this franchise has ever seen and many current teams wouldn't be able to pull off.

In short, the culture surrounding the Trail Blazers was effective.

It was honest.

It was genuine.

There was a time when players were blowing marijuana smoke out of a Hummer and sneaking drugs (in tin foil) onto planes. The players were talented but stupid. They were athletic but they had baggage. (pun not inten ...

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