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Jason Quick Leaving Blazers Beat After 13 Years, Says He "Lost Faith" In The NBA
Published August 22, 2013
DUCK COMMANDER: Quick details his time with the team and writes the "balancing act between gaining trust and telling the truth was the most difficult aspect about covering the Blazers." Quick: "I remembered early in my career being pulled aside by [Damon] Stoudamire, who told me that no matter how the players treated me outwardly ... if I told the truth they would respect me. I took that to heart, no matter how difficult it was. And there were some uncomfortable times." Quick continued, "After 13 years, it felt like the right time to let someone else have a voice on the Blazers. I wanted to get away and write longer profiles, more in-depth pieces, maybe some more columns. Do some Timbers. Oregon and Oregon State. High school games. And when it warranted, the Blazers, too. That was the plan, until [UO beat reporter] Aaron Fentress unexpectedly left. I volunteered to fill the void, and now I will follow through and try to give you the best Ducks coverage I can" (Portland OREGONIAN, 8/22).