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Jason Filippi, International Scout, Released by Blazers

The Trail Blazers release a long-term international scout, their third major change in the scouting department in 2014.

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Chris Haynes tweets that the Trail Blazers have released Jason Filippi, a long-tenured scout covering the international beat:

This move follows the departure of Director of College Scouting Chad Buchanan this summer and Director of NBA Scouting Mike Born last spring.

Filippi's 2012 interview with Rafal Juc of can be read here.

Update: Haynes also Tweets that Blazers analytics manager Ben Falk has taken a vice-president's role with the Philadelphia 76'ers.

Erik Gunderson has a nice write-up on Falk at the Columbian's BlazersBanter Blog.

Update: The Oregonian's Joe Freeman shares the list of employees replacing the departed:

Zach Williams, who worked under Falk in the Blazers' analytics department, was promoted to replace Falk. And Alojz Milosavljevic, a respected international scout, replaced Filippi. Milosavljevic, who lives in Slovenia, has spent the last six seasons as an international scout with the Atlanta Hawks and has 14 years of experience working in the NBA.

Also, as a byproduct of the front office shuffling, Joe Cronin, the Blazers' self-made salary cap expert, was promoted to director of player personnel.

--Dave / @DaveDeckard /@Blazersedge