The Trail Blazers’ investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct centered on president of basketball of operations Neil Olshey has been expanded, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
Because of this, Haynes reported, it could take longer than initially expected “before Olshey’s future is determined.”
The Blazers announced that they’ve hired an outside law firm, O’Melveny & Myers, to “conduct a full, fair and independent review” into reported “concerns about [the] workplace environment” allegedly created by Olshey.
Per Haynes, employees at the Blazers’ practice facility were interviewed, presumably about Olshey, late last week.
“The games continue. Our jobs continue. And that’s all we can do,” star guard Damian Lillard said after the Blazers routed the visiting Lakers on Saturday. “What we can control is doing our job and being prepared, and me being here for 10 years and being a big part of this organization and this team, it’s my job to continue to do that the way that I have. And that’s what I can control and that’s what I’ll do.”
Olshey, 56, is in his 10th season overseeing basketball operations for the Trail Blazers. He attended both Friday’s game vs. the Pacers and Saturday’s game vs. the Lakers after the investigation was revealed, Haynes noted.