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Steve Patterson interview today...best info I've heard so far about KP, Paul Allen, the Vulcans and what happend

This really is a must listen. Steve Patterson was interviewed today on 95.5 the game on the MSP. Some highlights of the interview (I'm adding my own interpretation to some of this): - Paul Allen and Vulcan's are tone deaf to PR - Vulcan's in Seattle throw people under the bus to stay in Paul Allen's good graces - Berte Kolde is very close to Paul Allen. They have been friends since they were young. - Warren Lagarie overplayed his hand trying to get a new contract for Penn and KP - apparently Legarie and Bert Kolde have a longstanding relationship, and Legarie used Kolde by misinforming him about the Penn's status with other teams, that forced Paul Allen to give a Penn a bigger contract and promotion. KP and Penn got caught in that mess, since they perpetuated that perception of that misinformation that Legarie was spewing to Kolde. Furthermore, Kolde has lusted after running a sports franchise for a long time, which would give him motivation to throw KP under the bus. - KP leaked information to the press and talked behind Paul Allen and Larry Miller's back...basically that KP took credit for the good things that happened, and blamed ownership and the president for things that went badly - KP unduly got the sole recognition for getting Roy and LMA - The only deal KP made the Roy year, was to get Sergio Rodriguez - Paul Allen wanted Morrison over Roy - KP and Penn with Legarie were trying to go around Larry Miller and gather more power in the organization - Paul Allen is committed to putting a winning team on the floor - Paul Allen wanted to extend Miles against the recommendation of the gm and president....knees were evaluated and doctors said they wouldn't last 18 months - It sounds like there isn't enough direct lines of communication between Portland management and Seattle...too bureaucratic - Paul Allen is very involved with the team....but sometimes people who are not informed or competent (namely Berte Kolde) have his ear - Haha..this one is good, Patterson says he would've drafted Durant over Oden at the time

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