Trail Blazers president Neil Olshey under investigation for toxic workplace

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Portland Trail Blazers president of hoops operations Neil Olshey is nether probe aft employees person made claims of a toxic and hostile enactment environment.

The enactment has hired instrumentality steadfast O’Melveny & Myers to tally an autarkic investigation, according to Yahoo Sports, which reported that unit members person said they person been “subjected to intimidation and profanity-laced tirades, among different bullying tactics.” Staff members besides raised concerns astir however the squad handled the concern astir the decease of video coordinator Zach Cooper successful April 2020.

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Other specifics astir the allegations are not yet public, and the probe has begun.

The 56-year-old Olshey, a Queens native, has led Portland since June 2012, archetypal arsenic a wide manager earlier a promotion to squad president. Previously, helium had worked successful the Clippers’ beforehand office.

According to the report, the steadfast volition crook implicit its study to squad proprietor Jody Allen, who volition determine upon Olshey’s future.

The probe is the 2nd 1 publically known that is ongoing successful the NBA. The league is probing Phoenix Suns proprietor Robert Sarver, who has been accused of racist and misogynistic behavior.