Sarah Mensah Rumors
This comes in the wake of the resignation of Chief Operating Officer Sarah Mensah, who had lobbied hard, but unsuccessfully, for the position of team president over the past few months. Account representatives with the team said Mensah had been increasingly withdrawn since the hire of president Chris McGowan. McGowan said the layoffs were made to “streamline” the management layers, which he called “excessive.” I happen to like McGowan. And so with a decade of experience writing columns about this franchise, I offer a bit of advice for the new guy — this ends badly for you.
Portland Trail Blazers Executive Vice President and COO Sarah Mensah has resigned after 19 years with the team. Mensah was not only one of the highest-ranking female execs in the NBA, she’s well-known and liked in the community. Her work with area autism groups — her son Davis is autistic — is tireless and selfless. And she seldom turned down interview requests even if the news wasn’t all that great.