HoopsHype David Morway rumors

May 16, 2012 Updates

I could see them hiring someone like former Knicks GM Donnie Walsh or Pacers GM David Morway there. As for Dwight Howard, I think everyone realizes he's gone sooner or later and the focus will be on how to best rebuild the team. ESPN.com

Given that they've had3 different GMs the last three years, I think you can understand why (the Blazers) are treading carefully to try to make sure they find the right person. They've interviewed Jeff Bower and David Morway. Sounds like they want to talk to at least one more candidate. I think they feel like they have enough organization in place to be patient. ESPN.com

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

May 14, 2012 Updates

The general manager search continues for the Portland Trail Blazers as owner Paul Allen recently interviewed two GM candidates – former New Orleans Hornets GM Jeff Bower and current Indiana Pacers GM David Morway. Trail Blazers' president, Larry Miller, says they're not done conducting interviews and the plan is to have at least three candidates sit down with Allen before it's all said and done. “We'll keep interviewing,” Miller told CSNNW.com. CSNNW.com

May 11, 2012 Updates

Indiana Pacers general manager and Portland Trail Blazers GM candidate, David Morway, who is expected to meet with owner Paul Allen today, has an interesting past that found him being sued by one of his former clients back when he was an agent representing professional athletes. This 2005 San Diego Union-Tribune reports former San Diego Padres pitcher Greg W. Harris, filed a lawsuit against Morway for “fraud” and “racketeering” in 1999 and an undisclosed settlement was agreed upon. Soon after, Morway left the agent business and joined the Pacers' staff the following year. CSNNW.com

Morway's agent, Steve Kauffman, told CSNNW.com that he knew nothing of this and refused to comment on anything further. Brent Schrotenboer, who reported this suit seven years ago, says he contacted the Pacers regarding this matter and they dismissed it. CSNNW.com

May 10, 2012 Updates

Source confirms Yahoo report that Indiana GM David Morway will have a 2nd interview with Portland for GM spot on Friday. This will be his first interview with owner Paul Allen. Sulia

The Trail Blazers' two-person search committee was in Indianapolis on Wednesday interviewing Indiana Pacers executive David Morway for the Blazers' general manager position. Team president Larry Miller and Bert Kolde, the head of the Blazers' board of directors, interviewed Morway, who has been the Pacers' general manager since 2008 and with the organization since 1999. Morway is the fourth candidate who has interviewed for the position, joining agent Noah Croom, former Phoenix general manager Steve Kerr and former New Orleans general manager Jeff Bower. Oregonian

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"Owner Herb Simon came out this week and backed Larry Bird, said he wants him back next season," Berger said. "So that should be a strong indication that Larry and general manager David Morway will be back. Their contracts are both up. With the vote of confidence from Herb Simon, who, by all indications, is happy with the direction if not the results. I think as long as Larry wants to be back, he will be." CBSSports.com

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Bird and general manager David Morway have been frustrated for some time with O'Brien's habit of leaning on veterans and publicly castigating his younger core in the hopes of turning the Pacers' season around. In a news conference Sunday on NBA TV, Bird said it became clear Friday night when the Pacers got blown out by the Magic that a change needed to be made. Jim O'Brien's preference for veteran players is at the root of the Pacers' firing him Sunday. (Getty Images) "I was on the West Coast trip and Mr. [owner Herb] Simon was out there," Bird said. "And I told him at the time that I felt comfortable with Jimmy moving forward, but you never know. I wanted to see how we played on the trip. The Orlando game was over after the first three minutes, and that's when I decided we probably needed to do something." CBSSports.com

January 29, 2011 Updates

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