After 9 years of duty, Chris McGowan resigned from the post of the presidency of Trail Blazers. He was also on the post of Trail Blazers Chief Executive Officer. He decided to step down from that position after 9 years of his obligation. Portland has announced this news on Friday. According to Trail Blazers news, on 26th November, the resignation of McGowan is going to be effective.
After him, Dewayne Hankins is going to be taken over as the team’s new president of business systems. Now Hankins is the Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of Trail Blazers.
In 2012, Portland has contracted with McGowan. On That time he used to work for a Los Angeles-based Anschutz Entertainment Group. In 2018, he was also appointed as the CEO of Vulcan Sports & Entertainment. In that position, he used to deal with commitments with Vulcan’s professional sports franchises and recreation properties.
He also served as Vulcan’s ambassador for the possession pledge in the MLS Seattle Sounders.
On this issue, McGowan said that “It has been a pleasure serving our passionate fans and team partners, and I wish nothing but continued success to everyone in Rip City.”
He also added, “I want to thank our amazing staff for their tireless dedication to creating extraordinary at the Moda Center and in the community, and especially thank our players who represent everything that is good about Portland”
Now we will discuss the main reasons for the resignation of McGowan.
Why Chris McGowan is going to give his resignation?
Mainly McGowan’s resignation arrives amid an external inquiry into office concerns encompassing the group.
Both The Athletic and Yahoo Sports have reported the investigation curbed from proclamations of office transfers pertaining to Neil Olshey who is the team’s president of basketball undertakings and general manager for the organization. Since 2012, Olshey has been the general manager of the Blazers.
On Saturday, The Blazers has confirmed the inquiry in a statement and that did not the name of Olshey. On that statement, they said, “The Portland Trail Blazers organization was recently notified of concerns around workplace environment by non-player personnel at the practice facility. In response, we immediately engaged O’Melveny & Myers, an outside firm with significant expertise in this area, to conduct a full, fair and independent review into these concerns and will take appropriate action based on its outcome.”
Then also in a statement, Portland said that it was surveying questions around workplace atmosphere by non-player staff at the practice facility. Tszyu Fight
At least one Portland worker has reported probable misdeed that provoked an inquiry into Olshey and considerable references notified the Athletic. The nature of the misdeed proclamations against Olshey is still unknown to all. Inoue Fight But according to all sources, it is sure that something wrong has definitely happened though the category of misconduct is still unspecified.