Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen has arrived in Portland to begin preparation for next week's NBA Draft. Blazers Acting GM Chad Buchanan said Allen was able to watch Thursday's pre-draft workouts via streaming video; On Friday, Allen attended in person with longtime friend and adviser Bert Kolde.
This was Allen's first public appearance in Portland since firing GM Rich Cho in May. At the press conference announcing that decision, Blazers President Larry Miller said that Allen was unavailable for comment because he was travelling abroad. Allen posted on his Twitter account on June 7 that he was in France after returning from Namibia.
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