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'We're not good enough yet': Blazers GM Joe Cronin talks Sharpe, NBA Draft

Cronin spoke on first-round pick Shaedon Sharpe, Damian Lillard's involvement and more on draft night. Portland Trail Blazers first-year general manager Joe Cronin confirmed what everyone suspected: The team was shopping the No. 7 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft that took place Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. However, the Blazers hung on to it and took Kentucky guard Shaedon Sharpe despite him not playing at all last season for the Wildcats. At 18-years-old, Sharpe is the definition of young, raw talent. And ultimately that ceiling is what tipped Portland in his favor despite the highest level of...
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As Joe Cronin steers Portland Trail Blazers into 2022 NBA draft, a look at the potential routes ahead: Analysis

Thursday will be a huge day in the reshaping of the Portland Trail Blazers under general manager Joe Cronin. For better, or for worse. Following a season of injuries that led to a grand display of tanking, the Blazers’ rebuild got off to a bumpy start with the loss of the New Orleans’ potential lottery pick and netting just the No. 7 pick in the NBA draft lottery.
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Blazers GM Joe Cronin Attends Jaden Ivey’s Pro Day

When the Portland Trail Blazers are on the clock with the 7th pick in this month’s NBA Draft, chances are likely that Purdue guard Jaden Ivey will already be off the board. But that didn’t stop Blazers general manager Joe Cronin from attending Ivey’s Pro Day Friday.
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Portland Trail Blazers elevate Joe Cronin from interim to permanent GM

The Portland Trail Blazers have promoted Joe Cronin to general manager, the team announced Tuesday. The contract is for four years, sources told ESPN on Tuesday. Cronin takes over at a crucial time for the Blazers, an offseason when the organization has a top-10 pick, a $21 million trade exception and the ability to extend three of its top players, All-Star Damian Lillard, Anfernee Simons and Nassir Little.
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Joe Cronin becomes Blazers GM after serving in interim role

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Joe Cronin has been named the Portland Trail Blazers' general manager after serving in the interim role since December. Cronin became interim GM after Neil Olshey was fired following an investigation into allegations of a toxic workplace environment. Cronin has since been reshaping the Blazers'...
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Blazers tab Joe Cronin as franchise's new GM

The Portland Trail Blazers have removed the interim title for general manager Joe Cronin, officially handing him the reins as the team’s GM. Cronin had served as interim GM of the team since Dec. 3, 2021, after the team fired then-GM Neil Olshey for a violation of the team’s Code of Conduct.
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Blazers Sign GM Joe Cronin to 4-year Contract

The interim tag is gone and Joe Cronin has himself a future in Portland. The Trail Blazers signed Cronin to a four-year deal on Tuesday to make him the official general manager of the team according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Denver, Colorado native has been with the Trail...
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Trail Blazers sign Joe Cronin to four-year deal to serve as GM

"Joe has shown in his short time as interim GM that he is more than ready to continue leading the front office," Portland Trail Blazers chair Jody Allen said. "We remain excited for the future of Trail Blazers basketball with Joe and (head coach Chauncey Billups) driving a cohesive plan to build an even more competitive and winning roster."
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