Clippers GM Neil Olshey headed to Portland Trailblazers

You would think have the trade Clippers GM Neil Olshey pulled off that was directly responsible for the team’s second post season foray in the last decade would be enough for Sterling to lock Olshey down.

A few days after the Clippers announced they’d be retaining Olshey’s services as a GM, something has flipped and now the Portland Trailblazers are planning a press conference for Tuesday afternoon announcing him as their new GM.

Via Official Los Angeles Clippers release
The Los Angeles Clippers and Neil Olshey today mutually agreed to end discussions concerning Olshey’s future with the team. An agreement in principle, reached and announced on June 1, will not be completed and the two parties have agreed to part ways.  “Circumstances have obviously undergone some movement since our announcement Friday. In light of that, we want to wish Neil well and acknowledge his contributions during the time he spent with the Clippers,” said Clippers’ President Andy Roeser.

Via Official Portland Trail Blazers release
The Portland Trail Blazers have named Neil Olshey as the team’s general manager, Team President Larry Miller announced today. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. “Neil is someone we’ve had on our radar for quite a while,” said Miller. “Over the past two seasons he has demonstrated success in constructing a roster, managing salary cap and evaluating player talent. We feel very fortunate to have him in Portland and are thrilled about what this means for the future.”

The Clippers sure know how to mess up a wet dream. Let’s see how they convince CP3 that LA is where he needs to stay. Nick Young is a free agent and Mo Williams is definitely activating his player option for next season.