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  1. Paul Allen on spending

    Henry Abbott

    There are teams that are willing to spend like crazy, like the Knicks, Lakers, Mavericks and -- when the mood is right -- Blazers. But from an owner's point of view, an ability to spend should not be confused with a healthy bottom line. When it comes...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  2. Brandon Roy's waiting game

    Henry Abbott

    On the Oregonian's website, Jason Quick writes: If the Blazers waive Roy, it will put them under the luxury tax threshold, likely saving owner Paul Allen more than $25 million in taxes this season. I was all set to write a post about no matter how ...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  3. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    John Canzano of The Oregonian: The whisper at One Center Court is that Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen won't bother to take one last look at Brandon Roy before he goes amnesty clause on the guy who won all those games for him. Here's hoping Allen does...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  4. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News: "I sent this text message to an NBA general manager: 'Why would anyone take the Portland GM job and work for Paul Allen?' His texted response: '$$$.' A trusted NBA source insists the Trail Blazers have Spu...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  5. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Blazers GM Rich Cho has been fired. When Portland GMs assert themselves in a Paul Allen world, these things happen. The Blazers are a turbo-charged GM merry-go-round -- the more it spins, the more executives fall out. Hold on tight, acting GM Chad Bu...

    Blog | May 23, 2011
  6. A quick chat with Rich Cho

    Henry Abbott

    On Monday the Blazers announced Rich Cho, former Thunder assistant general manager, as the team's new general manager. The key part of the hiring process came when Cho flew to Helsinki, Finland to meet owner Paul Allen on his yacht. We spoke by phone...

    Blog | July 19, 2010
  7. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    John Canzano of The Oregonian: "Given that he could have ended the speculation on Thursday, I'm not sure we need to hear anything more from Paul Allen. But I asked him at the end of the first half, as he headed into the room he uses as an office, if ...

    Blog | March 26, 2010
  8. Why Portland is making Kevin Pritchard no promises

    Henry Abbott

    One of the strangest moments in sports public relations history took place on Monday in Portland. After a weekend of reports that the front office was in dire straits, due to with infighting and intrigue that might cost GM Kevin Pritchard his job,...

    Blog | March 25, 2010
  9. Blazer owner Paul Allen diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Blazer owner Paul Allen has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, according to several reports citing an e-mail from his sister Jody, who is the CEO of his company, Vulcan. Here's a look at the treatments. Obviously, it's ...

    Blog | November 17, 2009
  10. The Deepest Pockets in Sports

    Henry Abbott

    For Blazer fans, and for NBA fans everywhere to a lesser degree, Paul Allen's money has long been a magic bullet. SPAM, they call it. Spending Paul Allen's Money. The Microsoft co-founder has been, at various times, very high on the list of t...

    Blog | February 24, 2009
  11. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The dichotomy of reclusive Blazer owner Paul Allen, as told in an excellent L. Jon Wertheim Sports Illustrated profile: "The largest of the three ships, Octopus, measures 413 feet and is fully loaded with a basketball court, a glass-bottom lounge, a ...

    Blog | November 28, 2007
  12. Independence Day Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Cuban confirms to that the Mavericks are in hot pursuit of Kevin Garnett. Greg Oden reportedly offered some Portland TV media people a ride home from the draft on Paul Allen's jet.Nearly a million people have already se...

    Blog | July 04, 2007
  13. Cash is King: Finnish the Job

    Henry Abbott

    Wowee zowee. ESPN's Ric Bucher now reports that that Paul Allen and his Trail Blazers have used cash and a second-rounder to get a first-rounder, which is none other than the 30th pick, TrueHoop Just Pick Me Already veteran Petteri Koponen. That's pr...

    Blog | June 29, 2007
  14. Multiple Sources: Paul Allen Buys Back the Rose Garden

    Henry Abbott

    Multiple sources tell me that it will be announced later today that Paul Allen has written the check to buy back the Rose Garden. That means the Blazers will be reunited, at the corporate level, with the entirety of the building they play in. ...

    Blog | February 02, 2007
  15. A Little Lucidity on the Blazer Ownership Quagmire

    Henry Abbott

    As a Blazer fan, it's more than a little disconcerting to think that a staring match between the bondholders and the billionaire could result in the team shuffling off to another city. It would be great to know what Paul Allen has been thinking since...

    Blog | November 17, 2006
  16. Paul Allen: Keeping the Blazers

    Henry Abbott

    It has been a freaking mystery to me what is going on in the mind of Paul Allen. He backed out of the sales process a few months ago. But we didn't have any idea what he did want to do. Did he want the team at all? That was unclear in a fog of claims...

    Blog | October 12, 2006