A Head Of Household Can’t Be Found For The Portland Trail Blazers


There is a lot wrong with the Portland Trail Blazers. Where to start?

For John Canzano (Afternoons 3-6 p.m.), the problems start with ownership – or lack thereof.

On Monday, Canzano talked about how ownership is the most important thing for a business, in sports, and all walks of life.

“I think the owner is everything,” Canzano said on 750 The Game. “I don’t think you go anywhere if the owner doesn’t get it. If you have a business it doesn’t matter how much talent you have. How many smart people you have. If you have a lousy owner over the top of it. You are not going to maximize what you can do.”

For the Blazers there is always a question of who is actually running the team.

“It’s not even that the Blazers have a lousy owner – they just don’t have any owner,” says Canzano. “There’s no pressure. There’s no downward expectation. There’s no vision for what they want to be.”

Are the Blazers tanking? Trying to win? When are they trying to compete? Nobody knows the full answer and nobody can talk to anyone who would know the answer. That’s a huge problem for Canzano.

“Every question I have for Dwayne Hankins or Joe Cronin comes back to — they’re rudderless,” said Canzano. “Where are you going? What’s the plan? How are you going to get there? Do you have a boat? You taking a train? Somebody needs to be head of household over there. The Blazers don’t have a head of household and that’s part of the problem.”

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