After weeks of investigation about alleged workplace misconduct, the Portland Trail Blazers have fired Neil Olshey of the president of basketball operations and general manager position of the franchise.
The move has split the 10-year basketball partnership between Olshey and Portland, as the team reached the playoffs on about eight occasions.
As detailed by Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Olshey violated the team’s “Code of Conduct” and Joe Cronin will temporarily take over as interim GM.
From reports of Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report, Memphis Grizzlies executive Tayshaun Prince and San Antonio Spurs team staff Brent Barry are being eyed as long-term candidates for the Blazers’ basketball managing helm.
The Blazers are currently ninth in the West standings, holding an 11-12 card while trying to be resilient without the service of main man Damian Lillard due to a lower abdominal injury.