Former President Of Nike’s Jordan Brand Returns @Jumpman23
Athletics company Nike Inc. announced on Monday that President Larry Miller, the top executive of the Trail Blazers for the past five years, has returned. The Oregonian newspaper reported on Saturday that Miller was rejoining Nike.
“It felt like it is the right time, and the right thing for me,’’ Miller said Saturday morning.
Miller, 61, replaces Keith Houlemard, who is becoming general manager for Nike and will lead future worldwide Olympic efforts.
Under his leadership, the Blazers started their current streak of 192 sellouts at the Rose Garden and have led the Western Conference in average attendance for the past four seasons.
With his departure, basketball operations will report through GM Neil Olshey and business operations will report through COO Sarah Mensah. The search for Miller’s replacement will begin immediately.
Miller, 61, had two years remaining on his contract with the Blazers, but he informed owner Paul Allen of his resignation on Friday. Miller will rejoin Nike later this summer as president of Brand Jordan, the same title he held from 1999 through 2006.
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