What kind of fun would we have just sitting back in this liberal stronghold watching Blazer fans deal with Spencer Hawes' political views -- and watching Hawes deal with liberal Portlandia?
Jason Kidd put himself in the lead in the early balloting for Jerk of the Year, but he did ex-Milwaukee Coach Larry Drew a big favor.
The Trail Blazers held their cards close to the vest Thursday night, but expect them to do some wheeling and dealing very soon.
I'm going to miss Mike Johnston, a perfect coach to cover. And he's going to be difficult to replace.
The Portland Winterhawks will be looking to replace coach/general manager Mike Johnston quickly.