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Oklahoma City Thunder GM Sam Presti calls Internet report 'absolutely false'

Oklahoma City Thunder General Manager Sam Presti has emphatically denied a new media report claiming he has interviewed for the same position with the Portland Trail Blazers.<
By Darnell Mayberry, Staff Writer Modified: June 8, 2010 at 10:34 am •  Published: June 8, 2010
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Oklahoma City Thunder General Manager Sam Presti has emphatically denied a new media report claiming he has interviewed for the same position with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Tuesday's editions of the New York Post, citing a "Northwest source," reported Presti recently interviewed in Seattle, home of Blazers owner Paul Allen, for the job currently held by Kevin Pritchard.

"The story is absolutely false," Presti said in response Tuesday. "I have not interviewed with any teams or spoken to officials related to a team, nor do I intend to. I have a terrific situation here with the Thunder and enjoy being a member of the Oklahoma City community. I am excited about the short and long term vision for our organization."

It's the second time in four days Presti's name has been linked to the Blazers and the second time Presti has had to express how satisfied he is in his current position. A Yahoo! Sports story over the weekend reported the Blazers had targeted Presti as a potential replacement to Pritchard should they part ways with him and even have made several "fact-finding calls" about Presti.

"Portland has a general manager, and I have a great job in Oklahoma City," Presti said Sunday. "I am excited to be a part of what we're building here."