History of the Portland Trail Blazers
Dave Deckard's complete history of the Portland Trail Blazers, from their inception in 1970.
Damian Lillard fueled a massive Portland Trail Blazers win against the Golden State Warriors on this day eight years ago.
A famed Blazers coach took the reigns 35 years ago today.
Four years ago today, one of the NBA’s most famous players suited up for Rip City for the first time.
As we revisit the history of the Portland Trail Blazers, we discuss the modern era, and how we'll look back upon it.
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 include Greg Oden, Brandon Roy, LaMarcus Aldridge, Rudy Fernandez, and Yao Ming.
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 the guard in the front office. Notable names include Brandon Roy, Lamarcus Aldridge, Kevin Pritchard, Steve Patterson, Zach Randolph, and Paul Allen.
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, Bonzi Wells, Zach Randolph, Arvydas Sabonis, and Maurice Cheeks.
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 began the journey to futility. Prominent names include Shawn Kemp, Dale Davis, Rod Strickland, and Damon Stoudamire.
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 Finals, within 12 minutes of contending for a title, before the house comes crashing down. Key names include Rasheed Wallace, Scottie Pippen, Steve Smith, Damon Stoudamire, and more.
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 team. Events include the Western Conference Finals run of 1999 and the Memorial Day Miracle.
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 Strickland, Kenny Anderson, Arvydas Sabonis, Jermaine O'Neal, and J.R. Rider.
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 around him during those up and down seasons.
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 end of Jack Ramsay's tenure with the team.
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 Portland's first and only championship era.
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 franchise in 1970 through the spring of 1976, just prior to the Blazers' title season.