Blazers Notes: General Manager, Dragic, Camby

The Trail Blazers are in action tonight and looking to score their first W against Houston this year as they trail 2-0 in the season series.  A look at what’s happening in Portland..

  • Team president Larry Miller said that he interviewed two GM candidates last week, one face-to-face and one by phone, tweets Jason Quick of The Oregonian.  Miller added that he is “hearing interest from a number of people I didn’t necessarily think about” and “an interesting list” has emerged for the position (Twitter link).  Longtime GM Donnie Walsh is reportedly thinking about the job.
  • Rockets point guard Goran Dragic figures to be on the Blazers’ radar this summer and said that his top priorities will be to find a coaching staff that can help him grow as a player as well as an opportunity to start and “run the team”, according to Quick (all Twitter links).  Houston should have roughly $18MM in cap space this offseason while Portland will have between $15-20MM (Twitter link).
  • Former Blazer Marcus Camby said that former coach Nate McMillan never lost the team and was surprised to see him let go, tweets Chris Haynes of  Camby also admitted that he was a little bitter to learn that Portland traded him to the Rockets (Twitter link).

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