Blazers will take their time in finding a new GM

The Portland Trail Blazers say they’ll take their time in

finding a new general manager after team owner Paul Allen failed to

connect with Rich Cho in his 10 months on the job.

In the meantime, college scouting director Chad Buchanan will

serve as interim GM, and will team with the Blazers’ collective

front office, including Allen, to conduct the upcoming draft and

make a looming decision about center Greg Oden.

Buchanan said his job will not change very much, because he

already takes an active role in the draft along with Michael Born,

the team’s director of NBA scouting.