Olshey agrees to extension with Blazers

Blazers GM Neil Olshey has agreed to a contract extension with the team.

The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a contract extension with president of basketball operations Neil Olshey, according to multiple reports. 

The extension will keep Olshey with the Blazers (or at least on their payroll) through 2021, ESPN reported.

Olshey was hired by Portland in 2012, after a stint with the Los Angeles Clippers’ front office. He drafted point guard Damian Lillard with the No. 6 overall pick and hired Terry Stotts as coach.

“The Blazers have made the playoffs in four of Olshey’s five seasons, including in 2015-16 after LaMarcus Aldridge left the team in free agency and the franchise took a massive pivot to build around Lillard and CJ McCollum,” noted the Oregonian. “In the summer of 2015, Olshey traded for forward Moe Harkless and signed free agents Al-Farouq Aminu and Ed Davis.”