Trail Blazers Promote Joe Cronin to General Manager

The Portland Trail Blazers have removed the interim tag from Joe Cronin’s job description, giving him a 4-year deal to become the team’s new full-time General Manager.  ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski had the news first:

Cronin accepts the position in a pivotal offseason for the franchise, with the team sitting in the lottery and a superstar over the age of 30 in Damian Lillard.  The NBA Draft Lottery is May 17th and the Draft will be held on June 23rd.