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Terrell Brandon
Terrell Brandon
Position: None
Born: 05/20/70
Height: 5-11 / 1.80
Weight:173 lbs. / 78.5 kg.
Your first All-Star Game in 1995-96, the starters for your Eastern Conference team were Penny Hardaway, Shaquille O’Neal, Grant Hill, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. What was that experience like? Terrell Brandon: You are trying to be cool, but I was in awe every second that I was in the locker room. The times we practiced and also the times I was on the bus with these great players I cherished every second. It was like being a rookie all over again and I was doing rookie chores and it was fun. I was trying to figure out if I really fit in.
You were a teammate of Kevin Garnett in Minnesota early in his career. What was that like? Terrell Brandon: It was a beautiful experience. He had just as much fire in practice as in the game and you could see the maturity in him (grow) every day. We used to sit and talk basketball after practice and he was like a kid soaking it all up. He used to ask me about the past and what it was like in the NBA. He was a beautiful person who you appreciated being around. Sam Mitchell and I tried to mentor him and I am so proud of what he has accomplished and he will be a first ballot Hall of Famer and I am proud to say I was his teammate.
Tell us what you are doing business-wise these days. Terrell Brandon: I have owned a barber shop for 21 years, The Terrell Brandon Barber Shop. I also have a dog grooming business called Show Dogs. I have also promoted old-school shows such as hip-hop and jazz for a number of years. Do you ever cut hair in the barber shop? Terrell Brandon: People ask me all the time if I cut hair but I only did it one time, during the grand opening. Otherwise I do everything else such as sweeping hair off the floor, taking out the garbage and answering phones and I love talking to the young people who come in. It’s funny but owning a barbershop is something I always wanted to do as a kid.
Either way, there was a disconnect between management and owner and Brandon believes that won’t be a problem if Allen brought him on board. “The main thing is regardless of my inexperience, which I know I can learn, is that I know how to manage and get along with people,” Brandon said. “That’s what’s been lacking with the recent GMs. They couldn’t get along with the owner or the president. Getting along with people is not my weakness it’s my strong point.”
Former NBA player and Portland native, Terrell Brandon expressed interest in July in becoming the Blazers next GM only to receive a rash of criticism and jokes about a barbershop owner becoming a GM of an NBA franchise. Brandon explains why it’s not a stretch. “First of all, I’m not your typical barbershop owner,” Brandon told CSNNW. “There are not many barbershop owners who have done the things I’ve done such as playing in the NBA and having an understanding and relationships with owners and general managers.”