By Anthony Caruso III | Editor
The Portland Trail Blazers on Friday fired president of basketball operations and general manager Neil Olshey. His departure comes following an investigation into their code of conduct.
“The Portland Trail Blazers are committed to building an organization that positively impacts our colleagues, communities and the world we live and play in,” the team statement read. “Following the conclusion of the independent review of concerns and complaints regarding our work environment at the training facility, the Portland Trail Blazers organization has decided to terminate General Manager and President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey , effective immediately due to violations of the Portland Trail Blazers. ‘ Code of conduct.
“Out of respect for those who frankly participated in this privileged survey, we will not publish or discuss it. We are convinced that these changes will help create a more positive and respectful work environment.
Joe Cronin will be the team’s interim general manager. A search has started to find Olshey’s replacement.
Yahoo Sports previously reported that Olshey created a hostile work environment. The Trail Blazers have hired law firm O’Melveny & Myers to oversee an independent investigation into the allegations.
Olshey had worked for the Trail Blazers for nearly a decade, when he was hired as the team’s general manager in 2012. He was promoted to president of basketball operations in 2015.
The team had upheaval in their front office last month. Former president and CEO Chris McGowan stepped down in November.
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