Golub resigns from Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, OREGON (TICKER) Portland Trail Blazers chief operating officer Mike Golub has resigned from his post to become the senior advisor to Vulcan Sports & Entertainment, the team announced Tuesday.

In his new role, Golub will work closely with the Trail Blazers, the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Sounders - who will join Major League Soccer in 2009 - to integrate and coordinate the franchises under VSE.

“Mike’s leadership has been a driving force in the resurgence of the Trail Blazers, and he has been a terrific ambassador in the community,” said Tod Leiweke, CEO of Vulcan. “He has been instrumental in our many recent successes and we are excited that we will now be able to utilize his unique talents and experience on behalf of the full Vulcan Sports & Entertainment portfolio.”

Prior to his tenure with the Trail Blazers, Golub held executive positions with the Memphis Grizzlies and the NHL’s New York Rangers and also was the NBA’s managing director of events and attractions.

“I am thrilled by the opportunity to work with Tod and Vulcan Sports to continue to strengthen (owner Paul Allen’s) incredible family of sports assets,” Golub said. “I’m enormously proud of the foundation I’ve helped build at the Trail Blazers and am eager to be a part of the next chapter of sports in the Northwest.”

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Updated Tuesday, Jul 15, 2008