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Jason Quick Of The Oregonian Trading Blazers Beat For Columnist Role

This morning, Jason Quick of The Oregonian was on The MSP with Chad Doing on 750 AM. Quick said he plans to leave the Portland Trail Blazers beat to shift into a columnist role.  Joe Freeman will take over the day-to-day beat stuff.

"I hope to give more in-depth pieces, be it profiles, investigations, trends, stuff like that," Quick said. "Give more of that inside look into the locker room and into these personalities. It was hard to do that on a day-to-day basis. Be at every shootaround. Be at every practice. Know who the 10 day contract is going to be. All that little minutia wears on you when you're doing it from October to May. Hopefully I'll be able to step back a little bit, take a broader view and be able to write more definitively and in-depth on this stuff. Hopefully it will work out well. I think it will."

Here's a link to the audio.

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Ed: bumped to the front page with quote added. 

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

This morning, Jason Quick of The Oregonian was on The MSP with Chad Doing and I thought it was pretty interesting...

Sounds like he won't be on the beat next year, but will take on more of a columnist role. I thought there were some other interesting revelations.

1. He said that he will no longer use unnamed sources... I think this is great BUT it's easy for him to do this now that he's not on the beat with short deadlines.

2. He said his biggest mistake was writing that Mac Iavaroni would be the Blazer's coach. He said he didn't hear it himself and trusted secondhand information.

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