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Which brings us to Olshey's big challenge this offseason: Pulling off a small miracle. "Look, we've got some tools," Olshey said a few days later at his exit interview. "We've got the mid-level [exception], we've got the bi-annual [exception], we clearly don't have a lot of roster spots. But I think one of the things we've proven over the first two years is that we're going to be creative, we're going to be aggressive." Oregonian

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"They did a remarkable job with the remodel here," Stotts says. "When it was built, it was extremely functional and the best around at the time. Now after the remodel and expansion, I don't know if there's one better in the league." If one person deserves credit for pushing the project through, it's second-year general manager Neil Olshey, who convinced owner Paul Allen to provide the capital to update Portland's facility. "It shows commitment," Olshey says. "It has become an arms race around the league. This used to be a unique building. It was one of the first in the league that had its own practice facility. Now it's commonplace. Portland Tribune

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