The Blazers president finally came out and spoke to the media, though he didn’t say much of anything at all. At least Miller says the evaluation of Kevin Pritchard process is ongoing. Here’s what Jason Quick of The Oregonian has so far:
Miller said owner Paul Allen and Vulcan CEO Tod Leiweke are about halfway through their evaluation process of Pritchard and that no timetable has been set for it to be completed.
“Nothing has been determined about Kevin going forward,” Miller said. “We are in the midst of the whole evaluation. Look, it’s a tough situation for all of us. I consider Kevin a friend … in many jobs you go through annual evaluations – the challenge here is that it is very public.”
A transcript of the interview should be up soon from The Columbian’s Brian T. Smith. UPDATE: Here it is.
UPDATE: From Smith on Twitter:
Blazers’ Pritchard was scheduled to meet with Nuggets’ Warkentien on Sunday. Meeting was postponed for personal reasons.
Pritchard and Warkentien still intend to meet, though, and Sunday’s canceled meeting will likely be rescheduled.
Look, we could spend an hour dissecting every little thing Miller said, but it would be a pointless endeavor. On first impression, it appears Miller continued to talk in circles without directly responding to any important queries. None of this is taking you to any conclusions, though saying, “the challenge here is that it is very public” is a joke, as much of this public drama could have been avoided by the team itself. Stop using the little Dutch boy to plug the leaks there, folks.