Blazers Locker Room Undergoes Facelift
October 17, 2012, 5:15 pm
The Portland Trail Blazers are making over their locker room complex and have cited recruitment and retention, heritage and brand as well as overall experience for all who visit or work with the team as their reasons for the upgrade.
Some of the details:
Hydrotherapy area features brand-new hot and cold plunging pools for the players. The video coaching area has new, state-of-the art technology for coaches and players to look at game videos review their game and look at upcoming opponents. The team has re-done the strength & conditioning room (Weight Room) and added a healthy smoothie bar. The team created a new office for Head Coach Terry Stotts and revamped the Assistant Coaches’ offices as well as add a space for GM Neil Olshey. The medical room has been expanded and updated to better serve players who are injured. The training room has also been expanded with a new area for sports massage and physiotherapy. A new equipment room has a track storage system to increase capacity and provide more efficiency.
Changes were made to the stainless wall in the locker room as it now serves as the teams media wall. The Blazers have added two brand new flat-screens and sliding whiteboards for Coach Stotts. The team has added an illuminated logo to the ceiling giving the room a bold new feature and also adding USB ports to the players’ lockers for their sound systems and smartphones. And finally, backlit name-plates for each player’s locker has been added to provide a more dynamic look.
Portland Trail Blazers Assistant General Manager Bill Branch talks about the remodel.