TUALATIN – Portland Trail Blazers franchise chair Jody Allen and co-chair Bert Kolde in December delivered Joe Cronin a directive when they named him interim general manager. “Build this culture,” they told Cronin. They spurred Cronin to revamp the organization from top to bottom, resulting in staff changes...
Trail Blazers GM Joe Cronin exits draft with 2 new key pieces but much work remaining: ‘We know we’re not good enough’
TUALATIN — The Portland Trail Blazers exited the NBA draft having added two major additions to their roster. Veteran forward Jerami Grant, acquired in a trade on Wednesday, fills a need at forward, while rookie guard Shaedon Sharpe, taken with the No. 7 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, has the potential to evolve into a star.
Trail Blazers GM Joe Cronin sifted through trade offers for No. 7 pick but ultimately landed on Shaedon Sharpe
For weeks, it had been widely believed that the Portland Trail Blazers would trade their first-round draft pick for a veteran player to put alongside beloved superstar Damian Lillard. Rumors swirled linking the Blazers to various veteran players with enough experience and talent to add sizzle to a roster badly...
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...
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.
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.
Trail Blazers’ lottery dreams fizzle with No. 7 pick, but GM Joe Cronin remains optimistic: ‘It’s a mini-gut punch’
CHICAGO - Portland Trail Blazers general manager Joe Cronin is considered an expert on the complex intricacies of the often head-spinning NBA salary cap. In other words, he’s good at math. So, Cronin knew going into Tuesday night’s NBA draft lottery at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago that the...
Draft lottery preview, Joe Cronin drops the interim tag and which players stay or go?: Blazer Focused podcast
Starting Tuesday, Blazers fans will suddenly become big fans of the ol’ bouncing Ping-Pong balls. The NBA’s draft lottery is Tuesday and the franchise’s short-term future may hang in the balance. Or is that hyperbole?. On the latest episode of Blazer Focused, Aaron Fentress and Craig Birnbach...
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The Portland Trail Blazers removed the interim tag from Joe Cronin's title this week after initially elevating him to replace Neil Oshey in December. The Blazers took several months to make the change despite never conducting a search beyond Cronin. “They were never opening it for a search,” one prominent...
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.
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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Joe Cronin, who has served as interim general manager of the Trail Blazers since December, will get the job on a permanent basis along with a four-year contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The team confirmed the news in a press release. Cronin was given a chance to audition...
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.
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...
"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."