Chad Buchanan Rumors
The Hornets have announced they’ve named Chad Buchanan as their assistant general manager. Buchanan spent the last 10 years with the Portland Trail Blazers, the last seven working as the director of college scouting. Buchanan also served as Portland’s acting general manager from 2011-12 and was responsible for all player transactions, including the 2011 NBA Draft and free agency.
One of the longest-tenured members of the Trail Blazers’ front office could be on the move. The Charlotte Hornets have asked — and been granted — permission by the Blazers to interview Chad Buchanan for a vacant assistant general manager opening, Blazers General Manager Neil Olshey confirmed to the The Oregonian.
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.