The Portland Trail Blazers have terminated Neil Olshey after an
independent review into complaints into the workplace environment
The team released the following statement today:
"The Portland Trail Blazers are committed to building
an organization that positively impacts our colleagues, communities
and the world in which we live and play.
Following the conclusion of the independent review of
concerns and complaints around our workplace environment at the
practice facility, the Portland Trail Blazers organization has
decided to terminate General Manager and President of Basketball
Operations Neil Olshey, effective immediately due to violations of
the Portland Trail Blazers’ Code of Conduct. Out of respect for
those who candidly participated in that privileged investigation,
we will not release or discuss it. We are confident that these
changes will help build a more positive and respectful working
environment. Joe Cronin has been promoted to interim General
Manager while the organization’s leadership conducts a search for a
ANALYSIS: The Blazers
had been investigating the reported toxic workplace environment he
had created since early November.
Neil Olshey had been with the Trail
Blazers since 2012, drafting Damian Lillard but failing to put a
contending team around him.