The Portland Trail Blazers have announced that their sellout streak at the Rose Garden will end at 195 consecutive games during Monday's game against the Atlanta Hawks.
Monday also happened to be new president and CEO Chris McGowan's "first official day" with the Blazers, according to the team's HR department on Twitter. McGowan left AEG on Friday.
Update: the Blazers issued the following press statement on Monday regarding their sellout streak.
In response to its record-setting home sellout streak ending at 195 consecutive games as of tonight's contest against the Atlanta Hawks, the Portland Trail Blazers have issued the following statement from Chris McGowan, President and CEO:
"Rarely has the NBA seen such passion and support like that shown by Portland Trail Blazers as we sold out 195 consecutive games at the Rose Garden. We're eternally grateful to our fans for their loyalty during the sellout streak, and look forward to their continued support throughout the season. With a new coach, new players and a high-energy brand of NBA basketball, we're building something special in Portland and encourage all fans to get on board for an exciting ride. Thanks to our fans, the Rose Garden continues to be the most difficult arena for teams to play in when facing the Trail Blazers."
Hat tip: Mike Tokito of The Oregonian noted it first on Twitter.
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