In 1970, Portland was granted an expansion franchise in the NBA and team officials announced a name-the-team contest. Of the more than 10,000 entries, Pioneers was the most popular, but was ruled out because nearby Lewis & Clark College was already using the nickname. Another popular entry was Trail Blazers, whose logo is supposed to represent five players on one team playing against five players from another team.

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EuroLeague picks Bodiroga as new president, Glickman as CEO

Dejan Bodiroga, a three-time EuroLeague champion during a stellar playing career, was announced Wednesday as the league’s new president and director. Also appointed Wednesday: Marshall Glickman, who will serve as the EuroLeague’s new CEO and is a past president of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. They succeed the league’s founder, Jordi Bertomeu, who held the…

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Opinion: Why Haven’t The Los Angeles Lakers Signed This Former 9th Overall Pick?

Dennis Smith Jr. remains a free agent on Wednesday, September 14. The former 9th overall pick has played for the Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers over five seasons in the NBA. I need to ready more from this story

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Damian Lillard says that he plans on spending career in Portland

While appearing on The Dave Pasch Podcast, Damian Lillard insisted that he plans on remaining in Portland for the entirety of his career. “I do, I do (see myself spending my whole career in Portland). I’ve had my share of people saying ‘Man, you got to get out of there! You’ve got to do this,…