The Trail Blazers have blossomed into a perennial playoff team under a three-columned foundation of leadership. President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey, Head Coach Terry Stotts and star player Damian Lillard have combined to form an organization that has garnered a positive reputation for its culture.
During an interview on SiriusXM, Olshey discussed his views on team building.
After surpassing many preseason predictions last year, @trailblazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey isn't too concerned about where the prognosticators slot his team. #RipCity pic.twitter.com/xu4mBFZjg3— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) October 19, 2019
“I mean, there’s an art to this, and this is way more art than it is science. And I think it gets overstated. I think there was a time in the league where it was the next frontier [analytics-driven pursuits], and I think now you see people coming back more to gut instinct and knowing what players are going to work.”
The Blazers finished the 2018-19 regular season with a 53-29 record and advanced to the Western Conference Finals.