THE PRIDE OF PORTLAND TO BE SOLD TO G.I. JOE INVESTORS
The CISL announced that a four-person investment group has purchased 70% of the Portland Pride. The new ownership group is headed by Norm Daniels, president of G.I. Joe's Sporting Goods, and joined by three Oregon businessman -- Roy Rose, Mike Truax and John Zupan. Brian Parrott, who served as the team's president during the Pride's first two years, along with the original partners will retain 30% of the franchise (CISL).