Portland Trail Blazers

Portland GM Kevin Pritchard Fired for Being Too Awesome

PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 29:  Brandon Roy #7 of the Portland Trail Blazers in action against Jason Richardson #23 of the Phoenix Suns during Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the NBA Playoffs on April 29, 2010 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon. The Suns defeated the Blazers 99-90. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Busta BucketCorrespondent IJune 25, 2010

On the day of the NBA draft, it became official : General Manager Kevin Pritchard has been fired by the Portland Trailblazers.

Now, in a post where I should be coming up with some parting thoughts on Martell Webster, discussing the potential of Luke Babbitt, and making jokes about Ryan Gomes (in that order), I am instead trying to figure out how firing Kevin Pritchard is supposed to help this franchise. I can't.

At the moment it seems team ownership really is as petty and meddlesome as they've been made out to be.

The fact that news of Pritchard's firing hit the Internet on draft day adds to the evidence of how inept this team's ownership is at public relations, as if any more proof was needed.

At best, this very poorly handled situation was just an ugly mistake. At worst, dysfunction is back to calling the shots in Portland.

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