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Haynes: Blazers Part Ways With NBA Scouting Director Mike Born

Photo via Kauffman Sports Management Group

Photo via Kauffman Sports Management Group

Chris Haynes of reported via twitter that the Blazers and their Director of NBA Scouting Mike Born have parted ways as of Friday. The team decided not to pick up his option year on the contract.

Born, 48, was brought on to the Blazers staff as a domestic scout and then promoted as the Director of NBA Scouting in 2007 by then General Manager Kevin Pritchard.

Ben Golliver has a more detailed breakdown of Born’s role with the basketball operations team and how he got there over at Blazersedge.

It’s uncertain what effect this will have on the organization and where Blazers GM Neil Olshey will go to fill the void.

Thankfully for him, he has a lot of time to fill the position.

Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen is the Trail Blazers beat reporter for The Columbian. He's a graduate of the Allen School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon in addition earning a degree in Spanish. He's covered the NBA for four seasons. You can also occasionally find his work on's NBA section for their TrueCities series. He also fist-bumped with Kanye West once. Follow @BlazerBanter on twitter for more Blazers and NBA news.