History of the Portland Trail Blazers

Dave Deckard's complete history of the Portland Trail Blazers, from their inception in 1970.

History of the Blazers: How Do We Define This Era?

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As we revisit the history of the Portland Trail Blazers, we discuss the modern era, and how we'll look back upon it.

History of the Blazers, 2010: Limbo Land

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Our ongoing history of the Portland Trail Blazers covers the 2010-11 season. Prominent names include LaMarcus Aldridge, Brandon Roy, Gerald Wallace, Greg Oden, Andre Miller, and Wesley Matthews.

History of the Blazers, 2009: The Cookie Crumbles

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An ongoing history of the Portland Trail Blazers. This edition covers the 2009-10 season. Prominent names include Greg Oden, Brandon Roy, Andre Miller, and Marcus Camby.

History of the Blazers, 2008: Return to Playoffs

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The next installment of our ongoing history of the Portland Trail Blazers franchise. This edition covers the 2008-09 season and Portland's triumphant return to the post-season. Prominent names...

History of the Blazers, 2007: Dynasty Rising?

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An ongoing history of the Portland Trail Blazers...this installment covers the 2007-08 season. Prominent names include Greg Oden, Brandon Roy, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Pritchard, Travis Outlaw, and...

History of the Blazers, 2006: Resurrection

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An ongoing history of the Portland Trail Blazers franchise. This installment covers the 2006-07 day from the craziest draft in league history to a Rookie of the Year celebration to a changing of...

History of the Blazers, 2005: The Darkest Days

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An ongoing history of the Portland Trail Blazers franchise. This installment covers the years 2004-2006. Prominent names include Zach Randolph, Darius Miles, Sebastian Telfair, Martell Webster,...

History of the Blazers, 2004: The Regime Change

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An ongoing history of the Portland Trail Blazers, this edition covering the beginning of the John Nash-Steve Patterson front office regime. Notable names include Rasheed Wallace, Bonzi Wells, Zach...

History of the Blazers, 2002: Whitsitt Era Ends

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The next installment of our ongoing history of the Portland Trail Blazers, this edition covering the years 2001-2003 and the end of the Bob Whitsitt Era. Notable names include Rasheed Wallace,...

History of the Blazers, 2001: Chemistry Failure

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The next installment in our continuing history of the Portland Trail Blazers. Today we cover the 2000-01 season, the moment when General Manager Bob Whitsitt's trades turned toxic and the team...

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History of the Blazers, 2000: Oh, so close.

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An ongoing history of the Portland Trail Blazers. In this installment Portland experiences the peak of the Bob Whitsitt Era, pushing the Los Angeles Lakers to Game 7 of the Western Conference...

History of the Blazers, 1999: The Blazers Rise

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An ongoing history of the Portland Trail Blazers...this installment covers the years 1997-1999 as General Manager Bob Whitsitt was hitting his stride and bringing massive doses of talent to the...

History of the Blazers, 1995: Transition

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A continuing look at the history of the Portland Trail Blazers, this installment covering 1994-1997, the inaugural seasons of the Bob Whitsitt Era in Portland. Prominent figures include Rod...

History of the Blazers, 1993: Farewell, Finals.

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The next installment in an ongoing journey through Portland Trail Blazers history. This edition covers the 1992-93 and 1993-94 seasons, the decline of the Drexler teams and the end of the...

History of the Blazers, 1992: One More Chance

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An ongoing history of the Portland Trail Blazers, this edition covering the pinnacle years of the Clyde Drexler era: '90-'91 and '91-'92. Relive Portland's glorious triumphs punctuate by their...

History of the Blazers, 1990: Hello, Finals!

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An ongoing history of the Portland Trail Blazers, this time covering the 1989-90 season in which the Drexler-led Blazers returned to the NBA Finals with miraculous post-season performances against...

History of the Blazers, 1987: The Rise of Clyde

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The ongoing history of the Portland Trail Blazers. This installment covers the summer of 1986 through the spring of 1989, chronicling the ascension of Clyde Drexler and the maelstrom that whirled...

History of the Blazers, 1985: The Lost Years

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The latest installment of the ongoing history of the Portland Trail Blazers covering the summer of 1984 through the spring of 1986 including the Sam Bowie draft, the Kiki Vandeweghe trade, and the...

History of the Blazers, 1980: Goodbye Title Team

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A look at the history of the Portland Trail Blazers from the fall of 1979 to the spring of 1984, a time of fading championship memories, painful first-round playoff losses, and a raft of players...

History of the Blazers, 1978: Walton Goes Down

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The continuing history of the Portland Trail Blazers from the perspective of a writer who lived through it. Today we recap a 1977-78 season filled with unimaginable highs and a crashing low, ending...

History of the Blazers, 1977: The Championship

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The History of the Portland Trail Blazers: The Championship Year A look back at the only title for the franchise. Part of an ongoing series of historical reflections.

History of the Blazers, 1970: The Beginning

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The first installment of a running history of the Portland Trail Blazers including key historical events and personal memories from those who lived it. This installment covers the inception of the...

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