HoopsHype Chad Buchanan rumors

July 23, 2012 Updates

Chad Buchanan: In a best case scenario down the road, [Blazers GM] Neil [Olshey] has talked a lot about Chauncey Billups for Damian (Lillard). I think there are some similarities between those two guys and their temperament. Good pick and roll players. Not elite athletes but good enough athletes. Blazers Edge

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Olshey said he is “open to anything” in terms of retaining members of the current Blazer management staff, including Buchanan (director of college scouting), Mike Born (director of NBA scouting) and assistant GMs Bill Branch and Steve Rosenberry. Olshey is scheduled to leave on a Wednesday morning flight to Chicago to join the others at the pre-draft camp there. “They are all really good guys,” Olshey said. “All I said to them was, ‘We’re working together. Don’t make this seem like an audition process, like you’re being evaluated. Create work product, share in the vision we’re trying to establish and all those other things will take care of themselves.’ Portland Tribune

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It is unknown whether Olshey will keep the Blazers' current basketball operations staff, which includes Chad Buchanan, who served as acting general manager for the past year. Most of the staff is under contract through June 2014, including Buchanan, the team's director of college scouting; Mike Born, director of NBA scouting; and assistant general managers Bill Branch and Steve Rosenberry. Oregonian

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That feels like vanilla, and vanilla bean... I'm convinced that the longer this drags out the better chance that Chad Buchanan has of landing the job. I called some scouts who are in Minnesota this week for the pre-draft festivities and they tell me the Blazers search is all the buzz. As in, "Do they know what they're doing here?!?!" Oregonian

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The minor leagues are returning to Portland. Well, sort of. The Trail Blazers and NBA Development League affiliate Idaho Stampede announced a “hybrid” partnership Tuesday, giving the Blazers full control over all basketball operations of the minor league basketball team. The move, which makes the Stampede the sole affiliate of the Blazers, establishes a Major League Baseball-like farm system in which the Blazers pick the coaching staff, select the player roster and run all basketball aspects of the team. “You’re trying to win games at that level, but ultimately you’re trying to develop talent,” Blazers interim general manager Chad Buchanan said. “I think this a great opportunity to groom and work with some young players and young coaches.” Oregonian

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Former New Orleans GM and coach Jeff Bower and current Indiana GM David Morway are the two who have already interviewed. Bower met with Miller and Bert Kolde, the Blazers’ director of the board of directors, in Seattle, then interviewed with Allen in New Orleans (the Blazer owner happened to be there for a music festival). Morway met with Miller and Kolde in Indianapolis, then flew to Seattle for a get-together with Allen. Miller says Bower and Morway are still being considered for the job, along with Chad Buchanan, the director of college scouting who is handling the post on an interim basis. Portland Tribune

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