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07:59 AM ET 03.08 | Chris McGowan's makeover of the business operations in Portland are ongoing, and they include seemingly everything from the team's website, to corporate structure, to suite sales, to sponsorship deals. McGowan is in the preliminary stages of selling the Rose Garden's naming rights. He hired a company called "Premier Partnership" to facilitate the process. They have a list of about 100 businesses -- some local, some national -- that have a likelihood of interest. Three or four presentations have already been scheduled. "We're getting pretty good feedback," he says. "It could be a local company, which would be great, or it could be a (national) blue-chip brand."

Portland Tribune

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March 8, 2013  08:12 AM ET

Would It Still Smell As Sweet, Bros?

March 8, 2013  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Would It Still Smell As Sweet, Bros?

That was actually clever.

Good one Jack.

March 8, 2013  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

That was actually clever.Good one Jack.

That compliment comes to you via Stiches's backhand

March 8, 2013  09:25 AM ET

Nike's headquarters are in a Portland suburb. Why not them?

March 8, 2013  11:10 AM ET

Adidas America Inc is also in Portland...and Adidas is already associated with the NBA right now.

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March 8, 2013  12:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Nike's headquarters are in a Portland suburb. Why not them?

This would be a perfect time for Under Armour to swoop in and create a bidding war.

March 8, 2013  02:12 PM ET

I really hope they don't change the name....nothing will sound as good as the "Rose Garden". I hate the thought of having the stadium named after some stupid airline company..

 
March 8, 2013  04:28 PM ET

no more RG.

The Swoosh Pit.
The SolarWworld Sungarden.
Freightliner Monster Truck Dome.
Precision Castparts Arena.
Voodoo Donut Hole.

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