According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, two frontrunners have emerged for the Trail Blazers' general manager opening: Jeff Bower and David Morway. However, those aren't the only candidates still in the running for the position. Chris Broussard of ESPN.com reports that the Blazers are also eyeing Hawks GM Rick Sund.
According to Broussard, the Blazers requested permission to speak to Sund, but were turned down by the Hawks, who preferred to wait until the season was over. After being eliminated from the playoffs by Boston last night, the Hawks will likely allow Sund to meet with Portland. Still, it's not clear how serious the Blazers' interest is. According to Jason Quick of the Oregonian (via Twitter), Sund is on the team's radar but not a primary target.
Sund is in the last year of his contract in Atlanta, and while the team has attempted to initiate extension talks, the GM has insisted on keeping his options open, says Broussard.