Blazers President Larry Miller Quits For Job At Nike

APRIL. 18, 2011; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers president Larry Miller (left), owner Paul Allen (center) and Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll look on during the third quarter of the game between the Utah Jazz and the Portland Trail Blazers the game at the Rose Garden. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-US PRESSWIRE

Portland Trail Blazers president Larry Miller has stepped down to be president of Jordan Brand, a position he held for seven years before joining the team.

The Portland Trail Blazers announced Saturday that team president Larry Miller, who held that position for five years, has stepped down. Jason Quick of The Oregonian reported that Miller would be taking his old job as president of Jordan Brand at Nike, where he was from 1999-2006.

The move comes in a time of flux for the Trail Blazers, who just hired general manager Neil Olshey away from the Clippers, despite, according to the brilliant Ben Golliver at Blazers Edge, Miller disagreeing with the decision. Golliver provided insight into just what kind of president Miller has been and the possible rationale for his leaving.

Here is the Blazers' press release announcing Miller's departure. Nike will welcome him back with open arms, as will basketball sneakerheads who have been disappointed with Jordan Brand since Miller left.

For everything you need know about the Blazers, always visit Blazers Edge.

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