Trail Blazers Extend Contract of Ambassador Bill Schonely

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Trail Blazers Extend Contract of Ambassador Bill Schonely

The Trail Blazers have extended the contract of ambassador Bill Schonely for three more seasons, team president and CEO Chris McGowan announced Friday. The team's founding broadcaster who coined the term "Rip City," Schonely called games from 1970-1998, serving as play-by-play voice for more than 2,500 Blazers games. In 2013-14, he enters his 10th season as team ambassador and 44th season with the Blazers overall.

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