/articleid/3449808/1/pictures/895525"> Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard, above, has a close relationship with Thunder assistant general manager Rich Cho, who is rumored to be a candidate as Blazers vice president of basketball operations. AP PHOTO
But if Pritchard gets the ax and the Blazers go in a different direction, it could have a trickle-down effect if their selection is another team’s GM.
Either way, it’s a credit to the Thunder’s organization that its personnel are popping up as potential replacements. It says that Oklahoma City has good people in place beyond its front-man general manager, and it proves the Thunder is indeed doing things the right way.
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...