Neil Olshey
The Portland Trail Blazers have fired general manager and president of basketball operations Neil Olshey, the team announced Friday. (Photo: Steph Chambers / Getty Images)

Trail Blazers Fire GM and President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey

The Portland Trail Blazers have fired general manager and president of basketball operations Neil Olshey following a workplace misconduct investigation, the team announced on Friday.

Joe Cronin will replace Olshey as interim general manager while the organization looks for a permanent replacement, the team said.

In a statement, the Trail Blazers emphasized the team’s commitment to creating a positive environment for all people within the organization and are confident that the right changes are being made at this time.

“The Portland Trail Blazers are committed to building an organization that positively impacts our colleagues, communities and the world in which we live and play.”

VIA Portland Trail Blazers/Twitter @trailblazers

“Following the conclusion of the independent review of concerns and complaints around our workplace environment at the practice 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 candidly participated in that privileged investigation, we will not release or discuss it. We are confident that these changes will help build a more positive and respectful working environment.”

VIA Portland Trail Blazers/Twitter @trailblazers

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