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Tony DiLeo in talks over Blazers GM spot

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According to Chris Haynes, Tony DiLeo and Blazers owner Paul Allen have spoken about the Blazers open General Manager position.

DiLeo, the Sixers Senior VP of Basketball Operations has been with the Sixers in some capacity since the 1990-1991 season, having been promoted to his current title of VP of Basketball Operations in 2003. He was previously the Director of Player Personnel from 1999-2003.

DiLeo was also the interim coach of the Sixers during the 2008-2009 season, where he led them to a 32-27 finish after replacing Maurice Cheeks.

Haynes says it wasn't a formal interview, and he believes the three front runners are Jeff Bower, the former Hornets General Manager, David Morway, General Manager of the Indiana Pacers under President Larry Bird, and Neil Olshey, General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Clippers.

While DiLeo isn't likely to get this position, the possibility of him getting an opportunity is out there. As much as I think DiLeo has done a good job and don't want to see him go, there's a part of me that wouldn't mind seeing him get the much deserved opportunity to be the man in charge.