Blazer Exec Gets New Gig


J. Isaac, who spent two decades at the Portland Trail Blazers, many  dealing with government agencies,  has a new job—working for CFM, a prominent lobbying and public affairs firm that has offices in Portland and D.C.  Isaac, a lawyer who many years ago was the business manager for the iconic Portland rock group Quarterflash, and is currently the chair of the Portland Business Alliance, ...   More
Friday, May 4, 2012 by Mark Zusman

The Original Jail Blazer

Isiah Rider

Portlanders who have lived in this city for less than a decade may not know that the poster child for the infamous "Jail Blazers," the squad of hoopsters who were better known for their off-court exploits than their hardwood skills, was Isiah "J.R." Rider, a player of whose athletic talent was exceeded only by his ability to make poor judgments. Rider came to Portland from Minnesota to play for the ...   More
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bankrupt Former Blazer's House To Be Auctioned


Former Trail Blazer Cliff Robinson enjoyed a long and lucrative NBA career. A 6'10" forward who starred at the University of Connecticut, Robinson joined the Blazers in 1989 as a second round pick. He became an NBA All-Star in 1994 when he averaged more than 21 points per game. Robinson would play eight seasons for the Blazers and total of 18 seasons in the NBA. He retired in 2007, having scored just ...   More
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Know Your Enemy

Assessing the threat level of these international Mavericks.

Technically, there shouldn’t be a team of “Mavericks” because the dictionary defines a maverick as “an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party.” Which sounds aw   More
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

One More Reason to Yell at Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Here's an update to the analysis that Casey Jarman wrote in today's WW of potential Portland Trail Blazers playoff opponents in the first round: the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant may be a bigger jerk than we feared.After tonight's games end the regular season, the Blazers will learn whether they'll be playing Dallas, Oklahoma City or the Lakers in the first round.If it's the Lakers, that should be ...   More
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 HANK STERN

Men In The Middle

Can the Blazers finally escape the first round?

As the Trail Blazers prepare this week for their third consecutive playoff appearance, Portland seems poised to make a push for postseason success thanks to the midseason addition of Gerald Wallace.   More
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Ex-Blazer Makes Hall of Fame

Arvydas Sabonis

 Former Portland Trail Blazers center Arvydas Sabonis will be enshrined in the basketball Hall of Fame this summer.The announcement today of Sabonis' entry into the Hall of Fame as part of a class that includes Dennis Rodman, Chris Mullin and Artis Gilmore makes Sabonis the sixth ex-Blazer to make the Hall.Sabonis had a solid career with the Blazers, playing seven seasons with Portland. But by ...   More
Monday, April 4, 2011 HANK STERN

Almost Live: Mavs at Blazers


 It's an honor and a privilege to resume my Blazer blogging in the wake of Aaron Mesh, one of the finest voices of his generation. ---Also, it's just a relief to be back here at the Rose Garden, in this sweet-ass seat, surrounded by friends and colleagues (the latter may be wishful thinking on my behalf), pumped-up Blazer fans, retirees with spare time and the very clever public address crew who ...   More
Sunday, April 3, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Hotseat: Patty Mills

The Blazers’ recent run of victories has meant no playing time for one of fans’ favorite players. Is he bummed?

When Patty Mills is on the court, he’s a pinball. The 22-year-old Trail Blazer from Australia hoists up three-pointers without hesitation, hurtles his body into the lane and plays hyperactive, n   More
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Tonight's Trail Blazer Game: Who Needs Hankies? (UPDATED with Nate McMillan signing contract extension)

Crying Baby

 Many NBA fans (or maybe just me) are more curious than usual about tonight's Portland Trail Blazers game at Miami against the Heat.LeBron James' "Heatles" have lost four straight. A shocking development given the talent amassed in South Beach? Perhaps, though even good teams have some kind of losing streak during an 82-game season. But what's made tonight's game stand out from the usual regular-season ...   More
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 HANK STERN


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