From Casey Holdahl at Blazers.com:
The Portland Trail Blazers have extended the contracts of Michael Born, Director of NBA Scouting, and Chad Buchanan, Director of College Scouting, it was announced today by General Manager Kevin Pritchard.
“Both Mike and Chad have done a tremendous job for us in their six years here,” said Pritchard. “They’re tireless workers who sleep, eat and drink basketball and have played a huge role in our success.”
Good for both of them. As for what this means for Pritchard, I couldn’t tell you. We knew the Blazers were trying to get their scouts locked up, and it’s been speculated that they wanted to do this to prevent Pritchard from taking them elsewhere. But by all accounts, these were well earned, and necessary extensions.