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Portland Trail Blazers president Chris McGowan is leaving the team amid an investigation by Neil Olsche, president and general manager of basketball operations, who has been accused of creating a toxic work environment by employees—representatives of an investigation team told Businesshala McGowan’s resignation is not related.

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McGowan will be replaced by executive vice president Dwayne Hankins, the team said. Statement Friday.

Last week, the team launched Investigation After being notified of “concerns surrounding the workplace environment by non-player personnel” Yahoo! Play Reporting The investigation centered around Olshe.

unnamed league sources told Yahoo! Play That Olsche created a toxic environment in which employees were subjected to “bullying tactics,” such as “bullying and abusing.”

The organization did not immediately respond Businesshala’ Request for comment on the situation.

A representative from the Trail Blazers’ communications department told Businesshala That McGowan’s resignation is “not related” to the team’s workplace investigation and that “to link the two would be wrong.”


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