Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish told reporters that the word he’s received from Blazers management is that the team will be put up for sale and that he’s concerned a new ownership group would look to relocate the franchise.

That’s news to my sources. Jody Allen (Paul’s sister and the executor of his estate) may be willing to sell the NBA club – if she has an allegiance, it’s to the Seahawks and the city of Seattle – but no decision has been made.

Blazers Vice Chair Bert Kolde may be the source of Fish’s story. There’s a belief that Kolde is angling to buy the franchise and that he had Fish float the rumor to gauge the interest of PNW investors.

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