A "chemistry issue" between Trail Blazer owner Paul Allen and general manager Rich Cho led to Cho's firing after less than a year.
However, team President Larry Miller said the decision came during end-of-season evaluations, rather than after an Oregonian column this weekend, in which Cho said he pushed for a suspension of star guard Brandon Roy during the playoffs.
"There has to be a chemistry with mainly the owner and with the rest of management, and in this particular situation there just wasn't that chemistry," Miller continued, adding that "there was nothing that specific that happened over the last few days."
The Blazers appointed Chad Buchanan, their director of college scouting, as interim GM.
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