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Eggers: Larry Miller Says No Plans For Audit Of Blazers Medical Staff

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Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune writes that Portland Trail Blazers president Larry Miller has no plans to audit his organization's medical staff, which has come under scrutiny due to a laundry list of injuries and because of statements made by sports kinesiologist Zig Ziegler last month. ------------------------------- Despite the rash of injuries suffered by Blazer players in recent years, Miller says there are no plans for an independent audit of the club’s medical staff. "I’m not saying we won’t," he says, "but we don’t have any definite plans at this point." The Blazers should. If an audit should prove favorable to the medical staffers, it would clear them of any blame for the higher-than-average number of injuries to their players. That could be important not only to the fan base but also to prospective free agents, who might wonder about the team’s track record of late. "I agree with that," Miller responds. "But if you look at serious injuries, you’re talking about Brandon (Roy), who had knee issues coming in, and Greg (Oden). I don’t know if there’s anything we could have done differently. The others have all been things that happened through the course of an NBA season. That has happened with a number of teams." ------------------------------- Dwight Jaynes of CSNNW.com (here), John Canzano of The Oregonian (here) and Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus (here) all suggested it would be a prudent course of action. Miller previously said that it was a "travesty" that his organization's medical staff was being questioned. -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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