THURSDAY EVENING UPDATE
The Trail Blazers made a change in the vice president of basketball operations position, and that's all. Decisions like this are made at the top levels of Blazer management, and are not made unless we have good reason, have worked through the issues involved, and feel we should make an immediate change.
We are not going to make any more long-term decisions today. When the season ends we will evaluate how best to move the Trail Blazers forward. That's no different than the way we have operated for the past 21 seasons.
I support everyone who works for me, including Kevin Pritchard, and that's why he's our general manager. We all have the same goal -- to bring another NBA Championship to the great fans of Portland.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers have made a very ominous move by firing vice president Tom Penn that, according to The Oregonian, could be a harbinger of general manager Kevin Pritchard's exit. This would be a catastrophic disaster for our beloved Trail Blazers team. "These guys are intelligent and well-educated, but not basketball smart," The Oregonian's John Canzano writes. "And that makes them dangerous." By signing this petition, you are telling the Portland Trail Blazers franchise that we want Pritchard here to stay, and we want Vulcan to keep its hands off the team.