Categories for Basketball – NBA

Citifyd Demonstrates Tech Forward Parking Service at Portland Trail Blazers Digital Showcase Event

Citifyd, a pioneering digital platform that streamlines event parking, has been retained by the Portland Trail Blazers as one of its key digital partners and was featured this week at the Trail Blazer’s Digital Showcase event at Portland’s Moda Center. Citifyd’s parking solution, which is now available to Trail Blazers ticket holders, comes from a close collaboration between the two partners to develop a technologically advanced parking amenity that creates…

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Trail Blazers submit bid to host NBA All-Star Game

Trail Blazers fans have long dreamed that Portland may one day welcome the best and brightest in the NBA by way of hosting an NBA All-Star Weekend. And on Thursday, the team took steps to make that dream a reality by submitting a bid to host either the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Rip City. “For our fan base, it’s long overdue, particularly in one of the few…

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Local teams, local TV

Portland State offensive linemen are taped by DeSean Ray (left) and Trinity Webber of Portland’s Momentum Studios, which produces “Camp Glanville,” a reality show about the lives of PSU football players, for Comcast SportsNet. The year-old cable network also is the home of the Blazers. A pair of cute puppies runs onto the Portland State football practice field, playing, tongues hanging out, and in all of the excitement one of…

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Trail Blazers pick AEG to manage the Rose Quarter

The Portland Trail Blazers have chosen entertainment giant AEG as the new manager of the Rose Quarter, a signal the team is serious about redeveloping the area and growing revenue streams for the ballclub. Los Angeles-based AEG Facilities has signed a five-year deal with the Blazers’ Portland Arena Management to replace the current facilities manager, Global Spectrum, starting July 1, Mike Golub, the team’s vice president and chief operations officer,…

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Blazers turn up the charm

Blazer zealots clamored for autographs after the team beat the L.A. Lakers in 2005. Such enthusiasm seems even more widespread now. When the Trail Blazers defeated the Golden State Warriors in a game back in early January, the streamers that fell from the rafters at the Rose Garden might as well have been stardust. The National Basketball Association’s youngest team, which was supposed to be in a rebuilding year, had…

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Blazers revive RQ renewal

With the Rose Garden, fan sentiment and a winning record back in hand, the Portland Trail Blazers are again floating the idea of redeveloping the Rose Quarter, even testing the idea of retrofitting or razing nearby Memorial Coliseum. Blazers Senior Vice President of Business Affairs J.E. Isaac has met with city commissioners to gauge leaders’ reaction to redeveloping the complex. Team officials aren’t discussing specific proposals, but they acknowledged that…

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Blazers go to Nike for president

On Tuesday, Larry G. Miller was head of a Nike division that brings in billions of dollars in revenue a year, counts the NBA’s biggest names among its endorsers and owns about 90 percent of the footwear market. On Wednesday, he took over as the president of the Portland Trail Blazers, an NBA franchise that loses tens of millions of dollars a year, has missed the playoffs four seasons in…

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Draft rekindles fans’ passion

As Kevin Pritchard, the Portland Trail Blazers general manager, stood glowing outside the Rose Garden on Wednesday, the Blazers’ ticket office was buzzing. Beyond the glass doors of Suite 100 and just past a banner reading “MONUMENTAL, HISTORICAL, EPIC: Portland Lands the No. 1 Pick,” a sales staff of more than 20 was securing season tickets and sponsorships for the 2007-08 season during what one Blazers executive called the biggest…

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Blazers anchor Comcast effort

Comcast Corp. plans to air 55 Portland Trail Blazers games next season as part of a much-anticipated Oregon-focused sports cable channel scheduled to launch in October. Now, the question is, what will Comcast broadcast the other 310 days of the year? The new Portland-based Comcast SportsNet Northwest, whose channel number is yet to be determined, will be Comcast’s 11th regional sports network, including two — in Boston and San Francisco…

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Blazers look to Comcast for deal

Comcast Corp. is in negotiations with the Trail Blazers on a TV deal that would make the NBA franchise the cornerstone of a new Portland-based sports cable channel. The negotiations come as the team’s current cable partner, Fox Sports Net, has called off talks to renew its deal with the Blazers. Comcast’s prospective network could provide a broader platform for Oregon sports. It also might create a competitive advantage for…

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Allen puts together bid to get arena back

More than two years after Paul Allen surrendered ownership of the Rose Garden during contentious bankruptcy proceedings, the billionaire owner of the Portland Trail Blazers is poised to buy it back. Allen said Friday that his investment firm has signed a letter of intent to buy Portland Arena Management — an entity created by his former creditors to own and operate the 20,000-seat Rose Garden. No further details, including the…

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