Blazers Senior VP, Business Affairs J.E. Isaac Resigns

Another high-ranking member of the Portland Trail Blazers management structure is departing this summer. The Portland Trail Blazers announced via press release on Tuesday that Senior Vice President, Business Affairs J.E. Isaac will resign, effective at the end of July.

J.E. Isaac will resign his position as Senior Vice President of Business Affairs for the Portland Trail Blazers at the end of July, Team President Larry Miller announced today. Isaac will continue to work with the team in his new role as a consultant.

"We thank J. for over two decades of service to the team," said Miller. "His contribution, creativity and leadership have made an impact on this organization that will be felt for many years to come. We are fortunate to have had him as a member of our leadership team, and pleased he has agreed to continue on as a consultant."

During his 22 years with the Trail Blazers, Isaac served key roles in several of the team's notable efforts. His list of accomplishments range from helping to create and produce the Trail Blazers summer "Slam 'n Jam" basketball and entertainment festival to being a catalyst in the vision, development and overall management of the Rose Quarter. Isaac began his career at the Trail Blazers as the Director of Game Operations and Retail. He was promoted to Vice President of Business Operations, and then advanced to the senior executive team where he managed government relations, real estate and business development, and Rose Quarter operations.

Isaac represented the organization through his service on numerous civic and community boards and commissions. He has contributed countless hours of leadership and advocacy to some of Portland's most innovative projects including the Portland Streetcar and the creation of the Lloyd Eco-District partnership.

"I want to thank Paul Allen and Larry Miller for the opportunities and experiences I have had with the team," said J. Isaac. "The Trail Blazers organization is a very special place to work, and I have been privileged to be a part of it for a very long time. Now, however, it is time for me to begin a new chapter and I am ready to move on."

The team will reorganize around Isaac's departure, assigning his responsibilities to other executives who will consult with Isaac as needed.

Isaac began working for the team in 1989. Prior to joining the Trail Blazers, Isaac was a practicing attorney and personal manager in the music business.    

Isaac was front and center on JumpTown, the team's proposed redevelopment plan for the Rose Quarter. No clue where that thing stands.

Isaac's resignation leaves the Blazers with only 1,253 remaining Vice Presidents.

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

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