Offer submitted to the Paul G. Allen Trust.
Could not agree more John!
100%, something has to change with the team and this would “right the ship”. Get’er done!!
Please gods of basketball, let this happen....
I would love to see Uncle Phil own the Trailblazers. It would be fitting.
This has got to happen! Great article John!
I know he no longer has an official role at Nike, but doesn't it seem that as the founder, largest shareholder, and still face of the company, that there would be a conflict of interest in Phil owning an NBA franchise? Still, I'm all for it as long as the league has no hangups over it.
I would assume Smolinsky would end up having the first option to purchase Phil's share of the team upon his passing?
Agree on most of this. Contrary to the photo you've posted (taken sometime before the Obama administration? Before GWB?), Phil's decline over the last few years is very real. How do we know we're not going to be back here in 24 months?
Dodgers ownership have been very good stewards of one of baseball's crown jewels. I think they would do right by Portland, the franchise, and the league. That said, I'd like to know their plans for the next decade.
🤞🏽I hope this sell happens quickly Jody just sign on the correct line. 👏🏽
It’s meant to be; everything makes sense about this scenario.
I fully agree. A Knight Blazer ownership would perfect .
Lot of questions here about what happens after Phil Knight. His son already controls the trust that manages Phil's NIKE shares. I'm certain hus son is in on the deal. https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/threads_and_laces/2016/05/travis-knight-gets-control-of-2-billion-nike-stock.html
I'm hoping Phil Knight gets the Is opportunity to purchase the trailblazers
I have always wanted Uncle Phil to step in and buy the Blazers. My fingers and toes are crossed (even in the face of doom and gloom Jason Quick's opinion piece in The Athletic).
Yep! Yep! And Yep!!!!