Blazers lay off 3 executives

The Portland Trail Blazers have laid off three longtime


The Blazers announced the layoffs on Thursday, about a month

after Chris McGowan became the new team president.

Chief financial officer Gregg Olson had been with the Blazers

for 10 years. Michele Daterman, who was the senior vice president

of tickets and marketing, and Traci Reandeau, formerly the senior

vice president of human resources, both had been with the team for

some 18 years. Daterman helped develop Portland’s ”New Team, New

Dream” slogan.

Chief operating officer Sarah Mensah resigned last week.