Nash won't return as Trail Blazers' general manager

Updated: May 31, 2006, 3:39 PM ET
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- With the NBA draft looming and uncertainty surrounding the franchise's ownership, the Portland Trail Blazers decided not to extend general manager John Nash's contract.

President Steve Patterson will take on Nash's duties while the Blazers search for a GM. Kevin Pritchard, director of player personnel, will handle the June 28 draft.

The Blazers had the NBA's worst record last season, 21-61. They have the fourth pick in the draft.

The team ...

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