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Report: Blazers, team president Olshey agree to contract extension

Field Level Media

May 24, 2019 at 6:55 pm.

The Portland Trail Blazers and president of basketball operations Neil Olshey agreed to a contract extension that will keep him with the team through the end of the 2023-24 season, ESPN reported Friday.

Olshey, 54, joined the team as general manager in June 2012 and was promoted in 2015. The Trail Blazers have made the playoffs six consecutive seasons and advanced to the Western Conference finals this season for the first time since 2000.

The Blazers were swept by the Golden State Warriors.

Olshey’s first task will be to secure the Portland futures of guards Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, both of whom he selected in the draft.

Coach Terry Stotts also signed a multi-year contract extension earlier this week.