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08:07 AM ET 05.26 | Though some might consider working in Portland, where there is a turnstile in front of the GM's office, to be a little unsettling, there is always the lure of Paul Allen's deep pockets. A trusted NBA source insists the Trail Blazers have Spurs vice president of basketball operations Danny Ferry at, or near, the top of their list of candidates to replace their general manager, Rich Cho. Cho on Monday became the second Blazers GM in the past year to be fired by club owner Allen, the Seattle-based multi-billionaire and Microsoft co-founder. Any team that wants to put together a championship-contending roster should consider Ferry, a smart executive whose experience as general manager of the Cavaliers makes him uniquely qualified.

San Antonio Express-News

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May 26, 2011  08:13 AM ET

I am sure Cavs fans will have plenty to say about this possibility.

I know of at least one who believes the only job Ferry is qualified for is scrubbing commodes.

May 26, 2011  08:22 AM ET
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I am sure Cavs fans will have plenty to say about this possibility. I know of at least one who believes the only job Ferry is qualified for is scrubbing commodes.

The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

May 26, 2011  08:25 AM ET

They might want to take a closer look at that resume and look at his Cav years.....

May 26, 2011  09:01 AM ET
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I am sure Cavs fans will have plenty to say about this possibility. I know of at least one who believes the only job Ferry is qualified for is scrubbing commodes.

not really.. good luck Ferry.

May 26, 2011  09:17 AM ET

Go back to Europe, Bro.

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May 26, 2011  10:35 AM ET

Direction changes with mangement so not good if you keep changing it every year

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May 26, 2011  11:09 AM ET
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This is the guy that tried to bring in guys that's needed w/ the approval of the King. Who else was out there to help the King out. Was DWade and Bosh a free agent at the time? Was KG and Duncan available? Was Howard willing to go to the Cavs? Those weren't easy decisions but he got what the King wanted. They've gotten them 60+ wins every season.

people forget the team did win a lot, just not a title...now obviously a title's the goal, but in Portland being Allen's talking buddy seems more important anyway

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May 26, 2011  12:16 PM ET
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The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

Spock

May 26, 2011  12:50 PM ET

How about Rick Adelman for GM. I know he has no experience as GM but he knows what you need to win in this league and he's a good judge of NBA talent. Then if they lose in the first round again next year they could fire Nate and install Rick as the coach just like Miami did with Pat Riley 5 years ago.

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May 26, 2011  01:36 PM ET
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Agree with you 1000%He is the main villian cav fans should despise.It is unconunconscionable that his biggest pick ups were wally, jemario moon, a washed up shaq and big ben......and lets not forget joe smith (2x)

like i said in Portland bringing in actual talent is a non-factore or else both the previous gm's would still be there...it's all about who Allen likes to talk to.

Cho's additions of Mathews/Wallace absolutely saved that team considering both franchise guys (Roy/Oden) have been relegated to non-factors due to injuries and somehow he was still fired.

May 26, 2011  01:46 PM ET
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like i said in Portland bringing in actual talent is a non-factore or else both the previous gm's would still be there...it's all about who Allen likes to talk to. Cho's additions of Mathews/Wallace absolutely saved that team considering both franchise guys (Roy/Oden) have been relegated to non-factors due to injuries and somehow he was still fired.

Paul Allen has always been involed in the decision making when it comes to free agent siginings and trades. So he has to get some of the credit for Matthews and Wallace. They wouldn't be in Portland if P.A hadn't signed off on it. At the time it looked like they really overpaid for Matthews.

May 26, 2011  02:16 PM ET
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Paul Allen has always been involed in the decision making when it comes to free agent siginings and trades. So he has to get some of the credit for Matthews and Wallace. They wouldn't be in Portland if P.A hadn't signed off on it. At the time it looked like they really overpaid for Matthews.

the owner always has to sign off on it because he's writing the checks, but good owners stay out of decisions and trust that their gm's make smart choices. i give owners very little credit in actual personnel moves because all they really do is say yes they're willing to spend the money on the player. owners can take credit in hiring good gm's which Allen has done, but then he turns around and fires them without cause.

In terms of Mathews that's why Cho should still have a job, what people thought was a questionable signing turned out to be brilliant for their team.

 
May 26, 2011  02:53 PM ET
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the owner always has to sign off on it because he's writing the checks, but good owners stay out of decisions and trust that their gm's make smart choices. i give owners very little credit in actual personnel moves because all they really do is say yes they're willing to spend the money on the player. owners can take credit in hiring good gm's which Allen has done, but then he turns around and fires them without cause.In terms of Mathews that's why Cho should still have a job, what people thought was a questionable signing turned out to be brilliant for their team.

Matthews was signed before Cho started....can't credit him for that one.

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