Trail Blazers

Olshey not expected to pursue 76ers front office job

Trail Blazers

A report out of Philadelphia this morning named Portland's Neil Olshey as someone who “might have some interest” in a position in the 76ers’ front office.

Don't bet on it. If the Sixers do, indeed, have an interest in Olshey, that interest would not likely be returned.

Olshey, the Trail Blazers’ president of basketball operations, is known to be very happy working for owner Jody Allen, who took over the team when her brother, Paul Allen, passed away on Oct. 15, 2018.

And Olshey, who does not comment on rumors, is under contract with the team until 2024.

He was named general manager of the Trail Blazers in 2012 after working for the Los Angeles Clippers as vice president of basketball operations for two years and was elevated to his current position in 2015.

The Trail Blazers have the second-longest playoff streak in the league and are known for a stable, player-friendly culture that is the envy of many NBA teams.