Trail Blazers Still Undecided On Streaming Games For Fans Without CSN Northwest
A Trail Blazers spokesperson said that the team has "not yet decided" if it will "make games available through the Internet to fans who do not have access to Comcast Sportsnet Northwest this season," according to Mike Tokito of the Portland OREGONIAN. The Blazers during the '11-12 season "made their games on CSN available via live streaming to fans in areas of Southwest Washington and Oregon where CSN is not available through the local cable provider." The spokesperson said that the Blazers "have not decided whether to offer such an arrangement again this season." The spokesperson said a decision will be made in the "next few weeks." The Blazers have 58 games scheduled for CSN Northwest this season (OREGONLIVE.com, 10/2).
NO COMMENT ON NEXT PRESIDENT: Tokito in a separate piece notes Blazers Owner Paul Allen “was short” when asked about the search to replace team President Larry Miller, who resigned in July. Allen said, “We have a process going on there. I’m not going to speak any more about it.” Blazers GM Neil Olshey also “stiff-armed a question about the president opening when asked what qualities he would consider desirable for the position.” Oshley said, “That’s not my role. That’s the business side of the operation” (Portland OREGONIAN, 10/3).