Trail Blazers introduce Neil Olshey as general manager
3:33
The Oregonian: 
Welcome. We will have live updates here from the Trail Blazers' introduction of new GM Neil Olshey. The news conference is set to begin at 4 p.m.
Tuesday June 5, 2012 3:33 The Oregonian
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JohnCanzanoBFT: 
Broderick Turner, LA Times, is talking Neil Olshey now on 750am.... be there. [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 3:34 JohnCanzanoBFT
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JohnCanzanoBFT: 
Broderick Turner on Clippers-Olshey-Blazers: "something smells fishy to me." [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 3:35 JohnCanzanoBFT
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JohnCanzanoBFT: 
Clippers should fire back right away.... and hire Kevin Pritchard to replace Neil Olshey as GM [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 3:46 JohnCanzanoBFT
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pdxtrailblazers: 
We'll bring you the Neil Olshey introductory press conference LIVE on #TBTV at 4 PM! | http://on.nba.com/dB0twB #RipCity [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 3:49 pdxtrailblazers
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wessywes2: 
Instagram Is creepin up with followers #love [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 3:50 wessywes2
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wessywes2: 
@Djjohnson262 wessywes2 [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 3:52 wessywes2
4:03
The Oregonian: 
Test.
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:03 The Oregonian
4:08
The Oregonian: 
Looks like we're still waiting for things to get started. Updates once things get under way.
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:08 The Oregonian
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jwquick: 
Follow @mtokito for Neil Olshey press conference quotes and notes [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:10 jwquick
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mtokito: 
Good-sized media horde at Rose Garden, getting restless waiting for Neil Olshey news conference to start. Running late. #Blazers [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:12 mtokito
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mtokito: 
OK, finally about to start. #blazers [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:14 mtokito
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pdxtrailblazers: 
And we're LIVE for Neil Olshey's Press Conference on #TBTV! | http://on.nba.com/dB0twB #RipCity [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:14 pdxtrailblazers
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JohnCanzanoBFT: 
We're live on @750thegame w Neil Olshey, new GM of the Blazers [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:15 JohnCanzanoBFT
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mtokito: 
Larry Miller says this is the presser he's most excited about since he's been here. [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:15 mtokito
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JohnCanzanoBFT: 
Larry Miller: "We spent a lot of time trying to make sure we found the right person. I am excited we've been able to do that." [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:16 JohnCanzanoBFT
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JohnCanzanoBFT: 
Larry Miller: "We have a GM, and we're excited about who he is." [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:17 JohnCanzanoBFT
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JohnCanzanoBFT: 
Neil Olshey: "I was in London a week ago meeting with Paul." 750am [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:17 JohnCanzanoBFT
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JohnCanzanoBFT: 
Neil Olshey: "This is where my heart is, I want my family here and want to be part of the community." 750am [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:17 JohnCanzanoBFT
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mtokito: 
Olshey: "this is where I always wanted to be." reference to earlier interview. [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:18 mtokito
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JohnCanzanoBFT: 
Olshey mentioned Dunleavy, Pritchard, Grgurich, who "raved about Portland and the resources." 750am [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:18 JohnCanzanoBFT
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mtokito: 
Olshey said Dunleavy, Pritchard, others, talked up #Blazers situatiion. [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:18 mtokito
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JohnCanzanoBFT: 
Neil Olshey: "I want to be a part of building something that is sustainable." 750am [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:18 JohnCanzanoBFT
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pdxtrailblazers: 
Olshey: "This is nothing the Clippers did wrong. It's what Portland did right." [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:19 pdxtrailblazers
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JohnCanzanoBFT: 
Neil Olshey: "I think 'rebuild' is the wrong word. I think retool." [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:19 JohnCanzanoBFT
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mtokito: 
OLshey: "I think rebuild is the wrong word. I think retool." [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:19 mtokito
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JohnCanzanoBFT: 
Neil Olshey: "We're not looking for quick fixes. We're not looking for aging veterans who can slip us into the eighth spot." [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:20 JohnCanzanoBFT
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mtokito: 
Olshey: "This is a seminal moment in the future of the Trail Blazers, and we need to handle it properly." [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:20 mtokito
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mtokito: 
Olshey said he has a relationship with Buchanan, Born. Say as long as chemistry is right, they should be able to work together. [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:22 mtokito
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mtokito: 
Olshey talked about "pop" team got when Kaleb Canales took over. Called him the "house favorite right now." But will still do a search. [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:23 mtokito
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pdxtrailblazers: 
Olshey: "I don't see anyone bringing any more to the table than Kaleb Canales, but we will do our due diligence." [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:25 pdxtrailblazers
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mtokito: 
Olshey has a strong presence, is clearly an eloquent speaker. [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:25 mtokito
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pdxtrailblazers: 
RT @makeitbetter: "I want someone that wants to be in the gym and wants to make guys better." Olshey on desirable head coach qualities. ... [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:26 pdxtrailblazers
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mtokito: 
Olshey said he and Paul Allen discussed previous GM situations with Blazers. Said he justed wanted to make sure hiring him right for both. [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:27 mtokito
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mtokito: 
Olshey said Batum is one of the building blocks of the franchise, expects him to here. [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:28 mtokito
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pdxtrailblazers: 
Olshey: In regards to Batum.."We were in a similar situation last year with DeAndre Jordan." Calls Nic a "cornerstone" of the franchise. [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:28 pdxtrailblazers
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mtokito: 
Olshey said his vision is for #Blazers to be West contenders for 5 to 7 years without major changes. [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:29 mtokito
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JohnCanzanoBFT: 
Neil Olshey said coaching in place for free agency, more likely, than draft. 750am [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:31 JohnCanzanoBFT
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mtokito: 
Olshey said he and Miller are getting "heat-lamped" by every agent of an available coach. Said coach hire might be closer to free agency. [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:31 mtokito
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pdxtrailblazers: 
Olshey: "Kaleb's work speaks for itself." [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:31 pdxtrailblazers
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JohnCanzanoBFT: 
Neil Olshey: "I've got to hop on the phone and touch base w the other 29 GMs to get some flow going." 750am [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:31 JohnCanzanoBFT
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JohnCanzanoBFT: 
Do you like Neil Olshey? You listening to @750thegame now? [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:32 JohnCanzanoBFT
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mtokito: 
Olshey: "I think Kaleb has set the bar pretty high for anybody who wants to compete for the job here." [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:33 mtokito
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wessywes2: 
You heard em RT @RayNitti: @wessywes2 @Djjohnson262 LET'S GET THESE PEOPLE TO VOTE!!! [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:34 wessywes2
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JohnCanzanoBFT: 
Olshey is very, very polished. Speaks well. The most charismatic GM since.... KP. And already the strongest personality in the franchise. [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:34 JohnCanzanoBFT
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JohnCanzanoBFT: 
Make no mistake... Neil Olshey is Bert Kolde's pick for GM. [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:35 JohnCanzanoBFT
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wessywes2: 
Because she was! Lol and she was cool as a fan RT @ewill901: @wessywes2 why did u have to say she was elderly lol [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:39 wessywes2
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mtokito: 
Olshey said anyone the Blazers add would be meant to be here long-term. [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:39 mtokito
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mtokito: 
Olshey said "The bar here is clearly to win a championship." [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:41 mtokito
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pdxtrailblazers: 
RT @mtokito: Olshey said anyone the Blazers add would be meant to be here long-term. [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:41 pdxtrailblazers
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JohnCanzanoBFT: 
RT @blazersedge: Neil Olshey-isms: "Deal flow" "Decision matrix" "Pregnant on a contract" " [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:41 JohnCanzanoBFT
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mtokito: 
On perceptions of #Blazers: "I think nationally, it’s one of the most respected teams in the league." [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:42 mtokito
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pdxtrailblazers: 
RT @mtokito: On perceptions of #Blazers: "I think nationally, it’s one of the most respected teams in the league." [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:43 pdxtrailblazers
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mtokito: 
Olshey said of #Blazers' injuries, "a lot of it has been bad luck." Praised Jay Jensen, Bobby Medina. [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:43 mtokito
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JohnCanzanoBFT: 
Neil Olshey is so good... all he has to do right now is give a phone number and I'll pull my credit card out. [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:44 JohnCanzanoBFT
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mtokito: 
Olshey said he's most proud of Chauncey Billups, getting him on board, getting him to buy into franchise. [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:45 mtokito
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pdxtrailblazers: 
Olshey: "I think it's silly to ever say someone is "untouchable"...but LaMarcus is a cornerstone of the franchise." [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:46 pdxtrailblazers
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pdxtrailblazers: 
RT @blazerbanter Olshey: "LaMarcus (Aldridge) and Nic Batum are what Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are to the Clippers." [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:47 pdxtrailblazers
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mtokito: 
Olshey compared Aldridge and Batum to Paul and Griffin as cornerstones to build around for #Blazers. [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:48 mtokito
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pdxtrailblazers: 
RT @PDXjay Olshey says it would take a lot for another team to get close to LaMarcus Aldridge in a trade. [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:48 pdxtrailblazers
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JohnCanzanoBFT: 
What did you think of Neil Olshey? Join the discussion now on @750theGame at 503-417-7575 [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:48 JohnCanzanoBFT
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The Oregonian: 
Larry Miller's closing line: "This is my favorite press conference I've ever been at."
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:49 The Oregonian
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pdxtrailblazers: 
Larry Miller: "This is my favorite press conference I've ever been at." [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:49 pdxtrailblazers
4:50
The Oregonian: 
And with the press conference over, we'll close the ticker. Look for expanded coverage at OregonLive.com soon, as well as full reports in The Oregonian on Wednesday.
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:50 The Oregonian
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pdxtrailblazers: 
Keep it locked on #TBTV as we have @PaulGAllen coming up at 5 pm for a LIVE fan chat! #RipCity [via Twitter]
Tuesday June 5, 2012 4:50 pdxtrailblazers
 
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