Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey is under investigation for workplace misconduct, and the Blazers may be in search of a new head of basketball operations in case the allegations are true.
If Portland does move on from Olshey, there is an expectation that former Boston Celtics’ President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge could be a target to run the team’s basketball operations, per Howard Beck.
Ainge remained a consultant in Boston, after he retired from his front office job last summer. He was replaced by former Celtics’ head coach Brad Stevens.
The former NBA point guard has a special connection with Oregon, where the Blazers reside, as he grew up in Eugene. He was the Celtics’ general manager since 2012, before retiring last summer.
The Blazers moved on from Terry Stotts the previous summer, hiring Chauncey Billups in the head coach position. A decision that was proved controversial for Olshey and the Blazers’ front office.
There is no indication the Blazers will replace Olshey, yet this situation seems to not be in favor of the long-time Portland GM, as former players and employees already have presented evidence against him.