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Lillard Discusses Max Extension, Staying In Portland, His Relationship With Jody Allen And Ramping Up For Next Season

Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard, flanked by general manager Joe Cronin and head coach Chauncey Billups, took questions from the media after signing a two-year contract extension reportedly worth upwards of $120 million Saturday afternoon in Las Vegas. Lillard discussed his appreciation for the team offering such a lucrative extension, that will keep him in Portland through the 2026-27 season, his thoughts on the recent trades and signings the team has executed, earning one of the largest contracts in NBA history, his relationship with the front office and coaching staff, the conversations he’s had with Jody Allen and how he thinks he might benefit from missing most of the 2021-22 season.
PORTLAND, OR
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Look: Damian Lillard Refutes Report About Trail Blazers Owner Jody Allen

Damian Lillard has released a statement to refute a recent report about Portland Trail Blazers owner Jody Allen. "I'm not sure where that story came from," he told Yahoo Sports, via NBA insider Chris Haynes. "Every time I've ever reached out to Jody, she has always taken time to speak with me. I never sent an email or none of that. I have a great relationship with management and ownership. My agent, Aaron Goodwin, speaks with ownership and management on a regular basis. This is a non story."
PORTLAND, OR
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Damian Lillard Denies Communication Issues with Blazers Owner Jody Allen

Damian Lillard is denying any communications issues with Portland Trail Blazers owner Jody Allen following a New York Post story suggesting that Allen was not responsive to the All-Star guard. The Post piece stemmed from interviews with former Trail Blazers President Larry Miller and other, unnamed sources suggesting that Allen was passing along ownership decisions to other organizational members, abdicating part of her duties. Failing to respond to Lillard’s email communication, instead channeling Lillard towards Vulcan, Inc. executive Bert Kolde, was a specific allegation in the article.
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Report: Damian Lillard 'not seeing eye-to-eye' with Trail Blazers owner Jody Allen

Portland appears to be giving off the warm aroma of trouble right now. The New York Post reported on Thursday that Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard is not seeing eye-to-eye with franchise owner Jody Allen. Citing a team source, the report states that Allen has refused to speak with Lillard, who is allegedly having issues with the way the team is being run.
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Former Trail Blazers Executive Alleges Jody Allen is Unresponsive

Portland Trail Blazers owner Jody Allen has abdicated critical decisions and communication to associates and has not been responsive to the basic needs of the NBA franchise she owns, according to an article printed in the New York Post today. The piece relies heavily, but not exclusively, on comments from former team president Larry Miller, who served the Blazers from 2007-2012. It also cites unnamed sources and long-standing news reports alleging personal impropriety and professional dereliction on the part of Allen, who inherited the team upon the death of her brother, Paul Allen, in 2018.
PORTLAND, OR

Jody Allen says Seahawks are not for sale: My 'focus' is on winning

Since Seahawks de-facto owner Jody Allen inherited the franchise from her late brother, there have been rumblings that the team could eventually be put up for sale. Following a recent report that Allen’s other pro franchise, the Portland Trail Blazers, could be sold within the next year or two (which would presumably be followed by a sale of the Seahawks), the owner came out with a statement Tuesday denying that the two teams are for sale.
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Jody Allen: Trail Blazers not for sale

The Trail Blazers aren’t for sale and no discussions about the potential sale of the team are ongoing, chair Jody Allen said in a statement issued Tuesday by the team. “As chair of both the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks, my long-term focus is building championship teams that our communities are proud of,” Allen said. “Like my brother Paul, I trust and expect our leaders and coaches to build winning teams that deliver results on and off the court and field.
PORTLAND, OR

NBA-No plans to sell Blazers or Seahawks, Jody Allen says

July 5 (Reuters) - The NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and NFL's Seattle Seahawks will not be put up for sale anytime soon, owner Jody Allen said on Tuesday. Jody Allen took control of both franchises after her brother Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, died in 2018, leading to speculation that she would put the teams up for sale.
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