Owner Paul Allen: Blazers not for sale
Billionaire Paul Allen is emphatically disputing reports that he is entertaining offers for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Allen went to Twitter on Thursday to rebut the report, which appeared in a blog post on Comcast SportsNet Northwest's website. CSNNW broadcasts Trail Blazers games.
''It is absolutely false that I have entertained offers for [the Trail Blazers]. Unnamed sources are wrong as usual,'' Allen tweeted.
David Postman, a spokesman for Allen, also disputed the blog post.
There have been rumors swirling in recent months that the Microsoft co-founder is positioning the team for sale. Talk of a sale has escalated recently with the firing of head coach Nate McMillan. The Blazers are also operating under an interim general manager.
In a wide-ranging interview with several media outlets in December at the start of the lockout-shortened season, Allen also denied he intended to sell the team.