Shams: Olshey being investigated for workplace misconduct

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by THE HCP, Nov 5, 2021.

  1. wizenheimer

    wizenheimer Well-Known Member

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    practically speaking....Portland was never paying for Nicholson. They paid about 38M dollars for 1 year of Allen Crabbe
     
  2. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Ok, but the point is for the past 6-7 seasons there has been dead money on the Blazers Salary. It will be there for two more seasons
     
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  3. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Olshey can only claim self defense if there’s irrefutable drone footage of all his interactions with employees :devilwink:
     
  4. Tyrant of Ants

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    Just to ensure that this investigation's results are in our desired outcome, I propose we all chip in some money to pay @THE HCP to start some shit with Olshey. Hopefully, Olshey loses his cool and cracks him. THE HCP's got a giant noggin so I'm sure he can take a punch well. If Olshey goes for the midsection, THE HCP's thick layer of blubber would easily absorb any force. And if Olshey plays dirty and goes low, well, it's not like Mrs. HCP has any need for that anyway.
     
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  5. Buffalo Custard

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    The TWolves fired that guy for having sex with another consenting adult. Olshey is a dick to his co-workers, and it seems that's OK. The older I get, the less I understand people.
     
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  6. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    this conversation is the definition of pedantic. there's nitpicking useless facts that dismiss the point altogether.. and there's this convo.

    Good Lord.
     
  7. Phatguysrule

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    The NBA obviously doesn't support consensual sexual acts.
     
  8. Labinot41

    Labinot41 Well-Known Member

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    The longer this goes, the more likely that Neil survives this
     
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    Unlikely anything happens Thanksgiving week.
     
  10. Rastapopoulos

    Rastapopoulos Gimmick-hungry yob

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    What if that's the main thing we want to Give Thanks about?
     
  11. MickZagger

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    Who’s going to search for the new GM? Who even makes those decisions within the organization? Bert Kolde?
     
  12. Hoopguru

    Hoopguru spent money on booze broads boats wasted rest

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    Bert & Jody I would think.
     
  13. TBpup

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    Maybe he can get his valet to 'testify' for him.
     
  14. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    ya wtf is that about? used to be people only were off on thursday/friday, but literally everyone is off this whole week. i shoulda taken some vacay time too.
     
  15. blazerkor

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    I would think they'd get Dewayne Hankins input on this as well but they'll also likely hire a sports headhunting firm.
     
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    This is a much smaller deal than you and others keep making this out to be. I am not saying it doesn't suck, but if we paid CJ $5 mil less/year, then THAT would be something!
     
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    ABM Happily Married In Music City, USA!

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    Without reading through this thread, is McGowan still with Vulcan?
     
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    I can't find anything on McGowan resigning from his position as CEO of the Seahawks which would mean that he will still be with Vulcan. Now as far as the Blazers are concerned and therefore as far as I'm concerned McGowan's official last day will be Friday. That means on Saturday, Dewayne Hankins will be Blazers CEO.

    It seems like Monday would be a perfect time for Hankins, in his first official act as CEO, to announce the results of the investigation and either a search for a new GM or that the Blazers will continue with business as usual. If Olshey is staying then I would expect findings of the investigation to be discussed, so the team and Vulcan can exonerate Neil or admonish him and promise better behavior moving forward. If Olshey is fired I don't expect much detail, except that either "due to the findings of the investigation Olshey was fired with cause" or if the findings weren't sufficient for cause but the whole experience was uncomfortable enough to let Neil go that the team will announce that "Neil and the team are going their separate ways."

    Article on McGowan:

    https://www.nba.com/blazers/trail-blazers-announce-president-transition
     
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    James lamphear Well-Known Member

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    Olshey might survive this for the remainder of the season but I believe he will be fire after that though.
     
  20. blazerkor

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    Unless Olshey is Jody's golden child for the foreseeable future, this would be the time that Vulcan would move on him, if it's for cause or not. If the investigation shows enough to get him out of here without paying him then that's obvious but even if it doesn't the team can fire him and say that they have philosophical differences and are looking forward to building with a new GM that the new CEO can pick. If they aren't totally in love with Olshey, they'll fire him now. If we don't see him fired now and we continue to make the playoffs, Olshey will be here for at least several more seasons.
     

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