Report: Clippers GM Neil Olshey to interview for Blazers job
The 2012 NBA Draft Lottery is a day away, but the Portland Trail Blazers are still searching for the person to determine their strategy in the draft itself. However, things might be getting closer, according to a tweet from CBS Sports’ Ken Berger.
Also, league sources say Clippers GM Neil Olshey met with Portland owner Paul Allen in London recently about the Blazers' GM opening.—
Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) May 29, 2012
Olshey is believed to be the Blazers’ top choice, after heading a complete turnaround of the Clippers franchise in the past two seasons. The team finished 29-53 in the last season before Olshey’s hiring as General Manager, and have steadily improved since, making the playoffs and advancing to the second round this season.
Olshey is also responsible for the drafting of promising young players Blake Griffin and Eric Bledsoe, as well as attracting veterans Chris Paul and Caron Butler to the Clippers.