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Trail Blazers owner Jody Allen: No deadline for sale, focus on winning

Trail Blazers owner Jody Allen

PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 14: Jody Allen, the sister of former Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen, watches the game from courtside in the first half of Game One of the Western Conference quarterfinals during the 2019 NBA Playoffs at Moda Center on April 14, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

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Damian Lillard reportedly wants to evaluate the Trail Blazers’ dedication to winning before signing the two-year, $100 million-plus contract extension they’re offering.

Trail Blazers owner Jody Allen, who also owns the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, is making her case.

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One report said Jody Allen – as a condition of her brother’s, late Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen’s, trust – must sell the team within 10 years of his 2018 death. Another report from this spring said a sale was expected within 18 months.

But Jody Allen continues to set an expectation of steady ownership.

Given Lillard’s longstanding loyalty to Portland and the Trail Blazers’ strong offseason, that could be enough to convince Lillard to sign the extension.