Jody Allen, the sister of the late billionaire owner of the Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks, Paul Allen, has decided not to sell the teams as of now, according to Jason Quick of the Athletic.
The Blazers president and CEO of Vulcan Sports and Entertainment, Chris McGowan said the following:
“Nothing is for sale right now,” said Chris McGowan. “We are operating business as usual and Neil and I are collaborating regularly with her on all major organizational decisions.”
When Paul Allen passed away on October 15th, it was unclear who was going to make the team’s major organizational decisions. Since her brother’s passing, Jody has been quick in making major decisions for Portland with the help of McGowan and Trail Blazers GM Neil Olshey, McGowan told the Athletic.
“Jody has empowered me and Neil to do our jobs,” McGowan said. “She makes the final decisions, but there has been no handcuffs … she has been a quick decision maker.”
As for the organization’s plans for the future, McGowan said:
“We have a three-year plan, and I work with Jody on all business related decisions and Neil on the basketball side,”
On October 25th, Judy Allen was named the executor and trustee of her brother’s estate, which includes both the Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks.
Portland is currently the ninth-seed in a tough Western Conference with a 15-13 record.