List of Portland Trail Blazers executives

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Paul Allen owns the Trail Blazers since 1988.

This is a list of Portland Trail Blazers executives, since the team foundation in 1970.

Ownership[edit]

Year Principal Owner Others Notes
1970–1975 Herman Sarkowsky[1][2] Robert Schmertz (1970–1972)[3]
Larry Weinberg[1]
Plus other minority owners
1975–1988 Larry Weinberg[1][4] Plus other minority owners
1988–present Paul Allen[4][4] Vice-chair Bert Kolde[5] through Vulcan Sports and Entertainment

Executive management[edit]

Year Team President Executive VP/COO Notes
1970–1975 Herman Sarkowsky
1975–1987 Larry Weinberg Harry Glickman
1987–1994 Harry Glickman[6]
1994–1995 Bob Whitsitt/Marshall Glickman[7][8]
1995–2000 Bob Whitsitt[9][10]
2000–2001 Bob Whitsitt Harry Hutt[11][12][13]
2001–2003 Bob Whitsitt Erin Hubert[13][14]
2003–2006 Steve Patterson[15][16][17]
2006–2007 Steve Patterson Mike Golub[18]
2007 Tod Leiweke (interim)[17] Mike Golub
2007–2008 Larry Miller[19] Mike Golub[20]
2008–2012 Larry Miller Sarah Mensah
2012–present Chris McGowan[21]

Basketball operations[edit]

Year General Manager VP of Basketball Ops Assistant GM Director of Player-Personnel Notes
1970–1981 Harry Glickman[6] Stu Inman[22][23]
1981–1986 Stu Inman[22]
1986–1989 Jon Spoelstra[24][25] Bucky Buckwalter[26]
1989–1990 Bucky Buckwalter[26] Brad Greenberg[27]
1990–1994 Geoff Petrie[28] Bucky Buckwalter Brad Greenberg Buckwalter won NBA Executive of the Year in 1991
1994–1995 Bob Whitsitt[9][10] Bucky Buckwalter Brad Greenberg
1995–1996 Bob Whitsitt Bucky Buckwalter Jim Paxson[29]
1996–1998 Bob Whitsitt Jim Paxson
1998–2003 Bob Whitsitt Mark Warkentien[30]
2003–2004 John Nash[16][31] Mark Warkentein[30]
2004–2006 John Nash Kevin Pritchard[32]
2006–2007 Steve Patterson[16] Kevin Pritchard
2007 Tod Leiweke (interim)[17] Kevin Pritchard
2007–2010 Kevin Pritchard[33] Tom Penn
2010–2011 Rich Cho[34]
2011–2012 Chad Buchanan (interim)[35]
2012–present Neil Olshey[36]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Learn more about Larry Weinberg". Portland Trail Blazers official website. National Basketball Association. Retrieved November 7, 2007. 
  2. ^ "UW Medicine Board of Directors: Herman Sarkowsky". University of Washington Medical School. Retrieved November 8, 2007. [dead link]
  3. ^ James P. Quirk, Rodney D. Fort (1992). Pay Dirt: The Business of Professional Team Sports. Princeton University Press. 
  4. ^ a b c "Trail Blazers Deal". New York Times. June 1, 1988. Retrieved November 8, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Portland Trail Blazers". hoopshype.com. Retrieved November 8, 2007. 
  6. ^ a b "Pillar Achievement Bios: Harry Glickman". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. 
  7. ^ "Whitsitt goes south". News Tribune. July 13, 1994. 
  8. ^ Jeff Manning and Mike Francis (November 11, 1995). "Blazers president Glickman resigns". The Oregonian. 
  9. ^ a b "Company History: Portland Trail Blazers". Funding Universe. 2003. Retrieved October 24, 2007. 
  10. ^ a b "Blazers President Quits, Leaving Troubled Team". New York Times. May 8, 2003. Retrieved November 7, 2007. 
  11. ^ "Transactions". New York Times. November 16, 2000. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  12. ^ Kerry Eggers (March 25, 2003). "Hutt, Blazers call it quits". Portland Tribune. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  13. ^ a b "Blazers shuffle senior management". Portland Business Journal. October 26, 2001. Archived from the original on December 27, 2007. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  14. ^ "Entercom-Portland Appoints Hubert VP/GM". radioink.com (Radio Ink). September 9, 2003. Retrieved November 9, 2007. 
  15. ^ "NBA Basketball: Blazers hire Steve Patterson as new president.". Sports Network. June 18, 2003. Retrieved November 8, 2007. 
  16. ^ a b c "Nash won't return as Trail Blazers' general manager". Associated Press. May 31, 2006. Retrieved November 8, 2007. 
  17. ^ a b c "Tod Leiweke to Assume Management Oversight for the Portland Trail Blazers". Portland Trail Blazers. March 1, 2007. Retrieved June 23, 2007. 
  18. ^ "Trail Blazers New Hires and Promotions". Portland Trail Blazers website. Portland Trail Blazers. Retrieved 2007-11-07. 
  19. ^ "Trail Blazers name Larry Miller president". Portland Trail Blazers Official Website. National Basketball Association. Retrieved November 5, 2007. 
  20. ^ "Golub resigns from Trail Blazers". Yahoo Sports. July 15, 2008. Retrieved July 17, 2008. 
  21. ^ "Trail Blazers name Chris McGowan team president". Oregon Live. The Oregonian. Retrieved October 29, 2012. 
  22. ^ a b "Trail Blazers mourn the loss of the legendary Stu Inman". Portland Trail Blazers official website (Portland Trail Blazers). Retrieved November 8, 2007. 
  23. ^ "Inman to leave Blazers". San Jose Mercury News. January 1, 1986. 
  24. ^ "A season of change in NBA". New York Times. October 1, 1986. 
  25. ^ "Spoelstra named Nuggets' boss; Pete Babcock demoted again". November 3, 1989. 
  26. ^ a b Kerry Eggers (August 10, 2002). "The (basketball) world according to Bucky". Portland Tribune. Retrieved November 8, 2007. 
  27. ^ "Brad Greenberg profile". hokiesports.com. Virginia Tech athletic department. Retrieved November 8, 2007. 
  28. ^ "Sacramento Kings Media Guide: Staff" (PDF). Sacramento Kings. Retrieved November 8, 2007. 
  29. ^ "Jim Paxson named VP of basketball operations for Cavs". Associated Press. September 18, 1998. 
  30. ^ a b "Mark Warkentien". Denver Nuggets Staff Directory. Denver Nuggets. Retrieved November 12, 2007. 
  31. ^ "Report: Blazers Hire Nash As GM". Associated Press. 2003-07-16. Retrieved November 8, 2007. 
  32. ^ "Trail Blazers select director of player personnel". Portland Trail Blazers official website. Portland Trail Blazers. August 24, 2004. Retrieved November 8, 2007. 
  33. ^ "Kevin Pritchard named general manager of Trail Blazers". Portland Trail Blazers website. Portland Trail Blazers. Retrieved November 7, 2007. 
  34. ^ "Trail Blazers name Cho General Manager" (Press release). Portland Trail Blazers. July 19, 2010. Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  35. ^ "Blazers wait to resume GM search". ESPN.com. November 30, 2011. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  36. ^ "Neil Olshey Named Trail Blazers General Manager" (Press release). Portland Trail Blazers. June 5, 2012. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 

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