Trail Blazers Hire ESPN’s Schmitz As Assistant General Manager

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By Wilton Jackson The NBA draft analyst will begin his duties in Portland in July. The Trail Blazers are reportedly hiring ESPN NBA draft analyst Mike Schmitz to be an assistant general manager, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Schmitz will reportedly be leading Portland’s domestic and international scouting departments. Joe Cronin, the Trail Blazers new general manager, went after Schmitz for his well-known ability to scout collegiate level players. Schmitz, who has served as a draft analyst at ESPN since 2017, has spent time on various continents finding elite talent. Currently, he se…

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