Clackamas County tycoon Terry Emmert is bringing pro football players to Portland. Why?
The kingdom of Terry Emmert is easy to miss from Oregon Route 212.
A state highway that
wears its sprawl as proudly as a new Carhartt jacket, 212 stretches east
from Interstate 205 to Boring, sl
Terry Emmert didn't get to buy the Portland Trail Blazers. He'll settle for an Arena Football League franchise to play in the Blazers' building.Emmert, a Clackamas-based building mover, owns the Portland Chinooks of the International Basketball League—a regional spring league. But as recently as 2006, he was talking with Clyde Drexler about angling for a much larger prize: buying the Trail Blazers ...