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Blazers name new president and CEO

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The Portland Trail Blazers have appointed a new president and chief executive officer.

Chris McGowan joins the Blazers from his position as CEO of AEG Sports, where he had leadership roles with the NHL's Los Angeles Kings and Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy.

"It is a great day for the Portland Trail Blazers as we welcome Chris to the Northwest," said Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen in a statement. "With his demonstrated leadership with the Kings and Galaxy, I am confident he will find ways to improve the Blazers' business performance, which is key to the team's overall success."

McGowan replaces Larry Miller, who resigned as the team's president in July and returned to Nike.

McGowan joins general manager Neil Olshey and coach Terry Stotts, who were both hired earlier this year.

"With Chris now onboard, the Blazers new leadership team is complete," Allen said.

McGowan will assume his new position on Nov. 12 and will be introduced at a Rose Garden press conference at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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