The Portland Trail Blazers are in the middle of an investigation due to alleged misconduct at work by their leader Neil Olshey, and there is speculation about his possible dismissal if such an event is finally proven, journalist Howard Beck reported on the podcast The Crossover.
And as his possible replacement, Danny Ainge would have been placed as the top favorite, who was in charge of the Boston offices between 2003 and 2021, and currently in a minor role as an adviser.
However, there is no indication that Ainge is interested in taking over the reins of the Blazers, currently 10th in the West with a 5-6 record in Chauncey Billups’ first season as head coach.
It should be noted that Ainge is a native of Eugene, Oregon, where he grew up a high school star in multiple sports disciplines, such as basketball, baseball, and football.
In the NBA he triumphed as a player and manager, being double champion in 1984 and 1986, and later in 2008 as its architect where he formed the famous Big Three with Pierce, Garnett and Allen.
In 1,042 official games, he averages 11.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 4 assists and 1.1 steals in 26.6 minutes between Boston, Sacramento, Portland and a final stage in Phoenix.
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