Portland Trailblazers

Founded: 1970
Team Owner: Paul Allen
Head Coach: Terry Stotts
Team Icon: Clyde Drexler
Overall Record: 1896-1664
D-League Affiliate: nada
Championships: 1977
Arena: Moda Center
Arena Capacity: 19,980
Arena Co-Tenants: Portland Winterhawks (WHL), Portland Thunder (AFL)
City: Portland, OR
Website: www.blazers.com
Portland Trailblazers

Once Portland was granted an expansion basketball team in 1970, they of course needed a name. And where do most team's get their name? Do they come up with something themselves? Heck No! And so like most others they held a name-the-team contest for their new moniker. 

The winning name by a landslide margin was Pioneers, but that was already in use as a nickname of a local college, so they decided to go with the runner-up name in the Trailblazers.

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