Harry Glickman is one of the most famous figures in the history of Portland sports as he was one of the founding members of the Portland Trail Blazers. He joined Chad on Flight 750 Thursday to talk about the success of both the Oregon Ducks and the Portland Trail Blazers this season.
Glickman began by talking about the Ducks and their recent Fiesta Bowl victory.
“I go back to the days when if we would have beat either Oregon State or Washington that season, it made your year…Look where we are now. I’m enjoying every minute of it.”
Glickman also talked about Chip Kelly’s decision to stay at the University of Oregon for at least one more season.
“I think he’s a hugely successful coach. I’m delighted he’s staying at the University of Oregon. And depending on what the sanctions are from the NCAA, they could be a very strong contender again next year.”
And finally Glickman commented on the unexpected success of the Blazers and new Head Coach Terry Stotts so far this season. But he explains that, it’s really the future of the franchise that he’s interested in.
“As of now the Blazers are going to make the playoffs and I could care less about that. Now don’t misunderstand me, I’d rather be in the playoff than not in the playoffs but the idea of just making the playoffs in sports is no longer a big deal.
Take a listen to the interview and let’s make sure we congratulate Harry on recently being inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.