Jody Allen Rumors
Sean Highkin: A thing to keep in mind with all the Dame talk is that trading him would probably lower the franchise’s valuation by at least $200m and Jody Allen has wanted to sell for a while. Even if he outright asks for a trade (which I stlll don’t believe he will) it’s just not realistic.
Stotts, who sources say has less player support now than he did in years past, has one season left (upwards of $6 million). Among the potential coaching candidates for the Trail Blazers, sources say: Lakers assistant Jason Kidd, Hawks interim coach Nate McMillan, 76ers assistant Dave Joerger, Clippers assistant Chauncey Billups and Spurs vice president of basketball operations Brent Barry. Sources say Blazers chairwoman Jody Allen, who took over for her brother, Paul, when he passed away in October 2018, has become increasingly focused on the Blazers’ future this season.
CJ McCollum: We play for an ownership group that actually listens to its players and has a backbone. We voiced what we felt was the best option and they followed our lead. I commend our front office and Jody Allen.
Under the directive of franchise chair Jody Allen, the Blazers on Thursday said they will pay $1.4 million in wages for nearly 1,000 part-time employees who are missing work because of the suspension to the NBA season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This was a very important to Jody that we take care of part-time employees who are missing out on wages relating to the suspension of our season,” Blazers Chief Executive Officer Chris McGowan told The Athletic. Allen’s commitment includes all employees who work at Blazers games — from ushers, to food service workers, to security, to parking attendants … everyone.
The Trail Blazers are now listed as being worth $1.85 BILLION. That’s incredible to me for a team not located in one of the nation’s media centers. And it reinforces something that I’ve been saying for months now: Jody Allen is going to sell this team. I’m not sure when, because it probably has to await the untangling of all of Paul Allen’s assets.