The news has broken out at the Portland Trail Blazers offices. Chris McGowan, until now CEO of the organization, has just announced his resignation according to informs Yahoo Sports. A few days ago the Blazers announced that they were going to begin an internal investigation to evaluate the work environment of general manager Neil Olshey. The decision was made around certain rumors that pointed to an environment of toxicity led by the volcanic character of the executive. However, the first to fall is neither more nor less than the CEO of the Blazers.
Chris Haynes, periodista de Yahoo Sports, advance that the vacancy will be immediately filled by Dewayne Hankins, executive vice president until now. At the moment it is unknown if McGowan’s decision is related to the investigation or possible departure of Olshey. As far as is known, the assessment of the general manager is ongoing and no update has been revealed despite rumors that Danny Ainge was listed as a possible replacement for management.
The team has published a farewell letter in which he thanks McGowan for his services and introduces Hankins as the new president.