The Portland Trail Blazers’ general manager Neil Olshey was accused of creating a “toxic, hostile work environment.” Now it seems an investigation will be launched in order to uncover the truth.
According to a report by Yahoo Sports‘ Chris Haynes, Olshey, who was hired in 2012, has been accused of using “bullying tactics.” This includes intimidation and profanity-laced tirades, which led members of the organization to file “multiple grievances” about how he treats employees.
The investigation is said to be concluding shortly as well. The results will be presented to team governor Jody Allen, who will then make a decision about Olshey’s future. From the looks of it, it might open up a can of worms.
Earlier this week, interviews with front-office executives and other staff members were conducted. Many expressed their relief that something is being done after “10 years of mistreatment leading to mental and physical stress.”
Staff members told Haynes they hope the investigation “brings change” to the franchise. The Blazers are currently set to face off against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Moda Center on Saturday night. We will keep you updated on this ongoing story.
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