View Full Version : Blazers Narrow GM Job to 3 Candidates: Osheiy, Bower and Morway

05-30-2012, 02:37 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers have settled on three finalists in their general manager search and hope to make a decision "soon," president Larry Miller told the Oregonian on Tuesday.

The three candidates, according to the report, are believed to be former New Orleans Hornets general manager Jeff Bower, Indiana Pacers general manager David Morway and Los Angeles Clippers general manager Neil Olshey.

Agent Steve Kauffman confirmed to the Oregonian that both Bower and Morway interviewed with Blazers owner Paul Allen earlier this month. The Oregonian, citing a CBSsports.com report, reported that Olshey and Allen met recently in London.

"We've had three people in front of Paul, and now we are down to the vetting process and checking backgrounds," Miller told the Oregonian on Tuesday. "We've done a lot of that already, so we should be able to move fairly quickly. We will talk through the decision and talk details ... it could happen pretty soon."

The Blazers fired Rich Cho, their last general manager, on May 23, 2011.

Osheiy: Traded for CP3, picked up Chauncey on waivers after he was amnestied, sign Caron Butler to a horrible contract, re-signed DeAndre Jordan to an overpaid contract, signed K-Mart midseason, made the trade mid-season to acquire Nick Young from the Wizards.

Bower: Fired Byron Scott and took over for him as head coach and did crappy job, traded Tyson Chandler to the Bobcats for Okafor, started the demise of the Hornets organization which led to CP3 no longer wanting to be there because they were no longer competitive.

Morway: Acquired Collison from the Hornets, acquired Barbosa from Raptors mid-season, acquired George Hill from the Spurs, hired B.Shaw as associate coach, Frank Vogel's promotion to head coach, drafting Tyler Hans.

I would say the best candidate by far would be David Morway.