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MONDAY, JANUARY 13 • ISSUE 7.2

TRAIL BLAZERS VS HORNETS

MODA CENTER • PORTLAND, OREGON


TRAIL BLAZERS GAME PROGRAM • WELCOME

WELCOME TO

RIP CITY TONIGHT'S QUOTE: “He's fearless. A lot of times when we talk about players being fearless, you think about taking a big shot or stepping up in that way. But I mean, it's just being able to go out there and compete against the best... That's the kind of person and player he is.” —DAMIAN LILLARD ON ANFERNEE SIMONS

UPCOMING HOME GAMES

MONDAY, JANUARY 20 • GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS THURSDAY, JANUARY 23 • DALLAS MAVERICKS SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 · INDIANA PACERS Guests are encouraged to text Guest Services with questions or to report issues. Text the word MODA followed by your question to 69050 during all events at either Moda Center or Veterans Memorial Coliseum for assistance. Please be sure to include your question or a brief description of the issue along with your location. Standard text message rates apply.

For tickets, call 844.RIP.CITY or visit trailblazers.com

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PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZ

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CJ

FORWARD

GUARD

ANTHONY

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MCCOLLUM

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Damian

Moses

GUARD

CENTER

LILLARD

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BROWN

5

Anfernee

Rodney

GUARD

GUARD-FORWARD

SIMONS

2

HOOD

6

Gary

Jaylen

GUARD

FORWARD

TRENT JR.

4

3

Carmelo

HOARD


ZERS 2019–20 ROSTER

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27

Nassir

Jusuf

FORWARD

CENTER

LITTLE

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NURKIĆ

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Skal

Zach

FORWARD-CENTER

FORWARD-CENTER

LABISSIÈRE

21

COLLINS

43

Hassan

Anthony

CENTER

FORWARD

WHITESIDE

24

TOLLIVER

44

Kent

Mario

GUARD-FORWARD

FORWARD

BAZEMORE

HEZONJA

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$15* DESIGNED BY LOCAL ARTISTS

Tonight’s Artist: Ziebee Media

All net proceeds benefit the Trail Blazers Foundation and support our community *Available exclusively at Rip City Clothing Co. entry A6 location while supplies last


HELP SEND OUR TRAIL BLAZERS TO THE 2020 NBA ALL-STAR GAME TRAILBLAZERS.COM/ALLSTAR


RIP CITY CREWNECK

ONLINE: 24/7 AT RIPCITYCLOTHING.CO • MODA CENTER: TUE-SAT, 11AM-4PM • 100 LEVEL: A5, A15, A19, A24 200 LEVEL: B19 • 300 LEVEL: C15, C24, C28 • EVENT LEVEL: NEXT TO COURTSIDE CLUB


TRAIL BLAZERS SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATE

AVAILABLE NOW Show your love for Rip City all year with the first-ever Trail Blazers license plate.

Each order supports statewide youth initiatives through the Trail Blazers Foundation. See your local Oregon DMV today. Visit trailblazers.com/plates for more information


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Garden Garage North Entrance

South Entrance 300 Level

RIP CITY CLOTHING CO.

Club Level

100 Level

ADA Accessible Areas

COUNTRY FINANCIAL MY FIRST GAME PROGRAM

FRED MEYER SIGN MAKING STATION

100 Level • A7 300 Level • C14, C33

100 Level • A11 300 Level • C11

COURTSIDE ATMS

KID CITY

RIP CITY UNITED

100 Level • A7, A21 Club Level • B19 300 Level • C33

300 Level • C11-C15

100 Level • A10

5050 RAFFLE

TICKET SALES

100 Level • A6 300 Level • C17

100 Level • A11, A23 300 Level • C24

100 Level • A7, A25

ALL-USER RESTROOMS

FIRST AID

NURSING MOTHER’S ROOM

100 Level • A22 300 Level • C14

100 Level • A7 300 Level • C11

100 Level • A7

DESIGNATED DRIVER BOOTH

SENSORY BAGS

ARENA BOX OFFICE

100 Level • A25 300 Level • C33

100 Level • A7, A25

100 Level • A6, A15, A19, A24 Club Level • B19 300 Level • C15, C24, C28

GUEST SERVICES

100 Level • A7

For more information visit, trailblazers.com/moda-center-amenities

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Entries


Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream

A2 • Schonely’s 10 Barrel Taproom Appetizers, Entrees, Sandwiches, Desserts, Spirits, Variety of Beer

CLUB LEVEL

A1, A17 • Dippin’ Dots

B1 • Pendleton Midnight Lounge Variety of Craft Beer & Spirits

B2 • Wine Bar B3 • Ruby Jewel

A2, A14 • Crafter’s

Custom Ice Cream Sandwiches

Burgers, Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Strips, Fries

B3 • Hotstone

A4 • Bap & Noodle A4 • A10 Heritage A4, A9, A19, A22 • Red Hot & Rollin’

Brick Style Pizza, Pasta

Zenner’s Hot Dogs, Nachos, Candy, Ice Cream

B11 • Hop Valley Bar

A5, A19 • Killer Burger

Variety of Craft Beer

Specialty Burgers

B12 • 1927 S’more’s

A8 • Plum Tasty

Handmade S’more’s

Fresh, Local and Organic Bowls, Salads, Wraps, Snacks, Beverages

B13 • Junction 5 Grill

A9 • Daddy D’s Southern BBQ

Burgers, Brews, Flatbreads

Loaded BBQ Nachos

B19 • The Speck

A9 • Heritage Liquor Cart A10 • Coor’s Draft A10 • White Claw A11 • Kama’aina

Housemade Pretzels, Local Sausage, Hot Dogs and BBQ Nachos

Fish & Chips, Poke Bowls

A12 • Tamale Boy A12 • Local Cork presented by Adelsheim Premium Wine with Select Beers

A13 • Widmer Fan Haus Variety of Craft Beer & Spirits

A15, A26 • Sizzle Pie Pizza by the Slice

A16 • Dippin’ Dots A16 • Lemonade A16 • Rose City Treats A17 • Corona Beach House Margaritas, Beer, Chips & Guac

A19 • Ruby Jewel Custom Ice Cream Sandwiches

A19 • BSB Lounge A22 • Cha Cha Cha

B9 • Cha Cha Cha Nachos, Burritos, Tacos, Quesadilla

B20 • Whole Sum Fresh, Local and Organic Bowls, Salads, Wraps, Snacks, Beverages

FRED MEYER 300 LEVEL

100 LEVEL

AMENITIES AMENITIES

C2 • Crafters Deluxe Burgers, Chicken Strips, Fries, Chicken Sandwich

C3 • Low Bar C3 • Draft Beer Cart C5 • Salt & Straw Specialty Ice Cream

C5 • Liquor Bar C7 • Avid Cider C8 • Sizzle Pie Pizza by the Slice

C8 • Widmer Brothers Brewery C12 • Crafters Yeti's Kid’s Fare

C15 • Dippin’ Dots & Lemonade C16 • Meat Ballin’ Housemade Meatball Sandwiches

C18 • Coor’s Rocky Top Tavern

Burritos, Rice Bowls

Variety of Domestic & Craft Beer

A22 • Liquor Bar A22 • Salt & Straw

Zenner’s Hot Dogs, Nachos, Candy, Ice Cream

Specialty Ice Cream

A23 • Liquor Bar A23 • Hen Pen Chicken Tenders, Fries, Chicken & Waffles

C19, C27 • Red Hot & Rollin’ C20 • Hop Valley C21 • White Claw C22 • Liquor Bar C23 • PDX Flattop Authentic Cheesesteaks

HAVE A QUESTION? NEED TO REPORT AN ISSUE?

C24 • Widmer Brothers Brewery C30 • Dippin’ Dots & Lemonade C31 • Cha Cha Cha Express

Text the word MODA, followed by your question, to 69050.

C32 • Knot Spot C32 • The Pines crafted by Jack Daniels

Loaded Nachos

We look forward to assisting you.

Variety of Craft Beer & Spirits

C32 • Daddy D’s Southern BBQ Loaded BBQ Nachos

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smile studio

kids gear pop-a-shots

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sign making station


video viewfinders

kids cafe

featuring Dave's Killer Bread PB&J

lifesize damian lillard bobblehead photo op

penny press

slam dunk photo op

do yo u how Moda Center Fred Meyer 300 Level

measure up

C-11 to C-15


14 ANSWERS: 1. The pinwheel is missing from Damian's shorts; 2. The dot of the "i" in Ripcity on Damian's jersey is missing; 3. The sole of Damian's shoe is white; 4. The three-point line on the court is missing; 5. The sleeve on Chicago's #24 player is longer.

Can you find all five?

SPOT THE DIFFERENCES


TRAIL BLAZERS GAME PROGRAM • ACTIVITY

DAMIAN LILLARD QUIZ How well do you know Damian?

1. WHAT YEAR DID DAMIAN ENTER THE NBA DRAFT? a. 2010 b. 2011 c. 2012 d. 2013 2. WHERE DID DAMIAN PLAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL? a. Notre Dame b. Weber State c. University of Kentucky d. Lehigh University 3. WHAT IS DAMIAN’S CAREER HIGH AND FRANCHISE RECORD IN POINTS SCORED IN ONE GAME? a. 41 b. 50 c. 59 d. 60 4. WHAT TEAM WERE THE TRAIL BLAZERS PLAYING WHEN DAMIAN SCORED HIS CAREER HIGH IN POINTS IN ONE GAME? a. Brooklyn Nets b. Miami Heat c. Washington Wizards d. Utah Jazz

7. WHAT COMPANY DOES DAMIAN HAVE A SHOE CONTRACT WITH? a. Nike b. Reebok c. Puma d. Adidas 8. DAMIAN IS ONE OF FOUR TRAIL BLAZERS TO WIN THE J. WALTER KENNEDY CITIZENSHIP AWARD. IN WHAT SEASON WAS HE AWARDED THIS HONOR? a. 2013-14 b. 2015-16 c. 2017-18 d. 2018-19 9. IN WHAT YEAR DID DAMIAN ATTEND HIS FIRST NBA ALL-STAR GAME? a. 2014 b. 2015 c. 2016 d. 2017 10. WHAT IS DAMIAN’S RAPPER NAME? a. Dame Jr. b. Dame Time c. Dame D.O.L.L.A. d. Letter ‘O’

5. WHAT JERSEY NUMBER DID DAMIAN WEAR IN COLLEGE, WHICH WAS LATER RETIRED BY HIS ALMA MATER? a. 00 b. 0 c. 1 d. 3 6. WHAT IS DAMIAN’S HOMETOWN? a. Oakland, California b. Las Vegas, Nevada c. Los Angeles, California d. Brooklyn, New York

ANSWERS: 1. c; 2. b; 3. d; 4. a; 5. c; 6. a; 7. d;8. d; 9. a; 10. c; ripcity est. 1970

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Drain a full court putt in front of 20,000 screaming fans and walk away with $50k. trailblazers.com/directors


TRAIL BLAZERS GAME PROGRAM • STUNTER FEATURE

KYLIE YEARS AS A STUNTER: 1

WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO STUNT? Being from Hawaii, we don’t have professional sports teams. Sometimes I don’t realize it, but what I’m doing is a huge accomplishment. My friends and family from home show me so much support and love for doing something that I love at the professional level. What inspires me to stunt is being able to inspire others with less opportunity than most to work for their dreams and accomplish big things. WHAT ARE SOME LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS ABOUT YOURSELF YOU WANT OTHERS TO KNOW? I love cooking and baking for people, especially when I can play my music and dance around the kitchen.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE AS A STUNT TEAM MEMBER? Performing with my team, BlazerDancers and Rip City Crew on Opening Night. WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? Dancing, singing and writing songs and poetry. IF YOU COULD GIVE ADVICE TO ASPIRING YOUNG STUNTERS, WHAT WOULD YOU TELL THEM? If you love what you do, then always find the fun in it, especially on the days that make you want to quit.

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WHO WERE YOU MOST

CJ

MCCOLLUM NASSIR

LITTLE ANTHONY

TOLLIVER JAYLEN

HOARD MICHAEL JORDAN

ZACH

COLLINS GARY

TRENT JR. PAU GASOL 18


STARSTRUCK TO MEET?

RODNEY

HASSAN

KENT

JAMIE FOXX

MICHAEL JACKSON

LESTER LYONS

JUSUF

SKAL

DAMIAN

DAMIAN LILLARD

PENNY HARDAWAY

LIL WAYNE

ANFERNEE

MOSES

CARMELO

VINCE CARTER

TERRY STOTTS

MUHAMMAD ALI & BARACK OBAMA

HOOD

NURKIĆ

SIMONS

WHITESIDE

LABISSIÈRE

BROWN

BAZEMORE

LILLARD

ANTHONY

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PORTLAND

TRAIL BLAZERS

WESTERN CONFERENCE, NORTHWEST DIVISION


TRAIL BLAZERS GAME PROGRAM • GAME NIGHT PREVIEW

CHARLOTTE

HORNETS EASTERN CONFERENCE, SOUTHEAST DIVISION


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KENT BAZEMORE

HEAD

Played college basketball for the Old Dominion Monarchs for four years where he retired his No. 24 jersey and was inducted into the school’s athletic Ring of Honor Was named Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012 Was awarded the Lefty Driesell Award in 2011, an award given to the most outstanding NCAA Division I men’s basketball defender

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STATS

SEASON • CAREER THROUGH JAN 8

7.9 3.9 1.3 0.9 0.7 35.5 34.9 80.4

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

FG%

3-PT%

FT%

8.6 3.1 1.9 1.0 0.5 41.4 35.1 72.4


GUARD/FORWARD • 5

HEAD

NICOLAS BATUM Was selected 25th overall by the Houston Rockets in the 2008 NBA draft Played in the 2007 Nike Hoop Summit in Memphis, Tenn., where he played for the World team and scored 23 points

STATS

SEASON • CAREER THROUGH JAN 8

3.6 4.1 3.0 0.8 0.5 37.0 30.6 100.0

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

FG%

3-PT%

FT%

11.6 5.2 3.8 0.9 0.6 43.5 35.7 84.1

Played for the Portland Trail Blazers in 2008-15 where he had a career year in 201213, finishing the season with career-highs in nearly every statistic

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PORTLAND

TRAIL BLAZERS WESTERN CONFERENCE NORTHWEST DIVISION

NO. NAME 00 Carmelo ANTHONY 0 Damian LILLARD 1 Anfernee SIMONS 2 Gary TRENT JR. 3 CJ MCCOLLUM 4 Moses BROWN* 5 Rodney HOOD 6 Jaylen HOARD* 9 Nassir LITTLE 17 Skal LABISSIÈRE 21 Hassan WHITESIDE 24 Kent BAZEMORE 27 Jusuf NURKIĆ 33 Zach COLLINS 43 Anthony TOLLIVER 44 Mario HEZONJA

POS HT WT DOB PRIOR TO NBA / COUNTRY F 6-8 240 05/29/1984 Syracuse/USA G 6-2 195 07/15/1990 Weber State/USA G 6-3 181 06/08/1999 Edgewater HS/USA G 6-5 209 01/18/1999 Duke/USA G 6-3 190 09/19/1991 Lehigh/USA C 7-2 245 10/13/1999 UCLA/USA G/F 6-8 208 10/20/1992 Duke/USA F 6-8 216 03/30/1999 Wake Forest/France F 6-5 220 02/11/2000 North Carolina/USA F/C 6-10 235 03/18/1996 Kentucky/Haiti C 7-0 265 06/13/1989 Marshall/USA G/F 6-4 195 07/01/1989 Old Dominion/USA C 7-0 290 08/23/1994 Cedevita Zagreb/Bosnia F/C 6-11 250 11/19/1997 Gonzaga/USA F 6-8 245 06/01/1985 Creighton/USA F 6-8 220 02/25/1995 FC Barcelona/Croatia

*NBA TWO-WAY CONTRACT

Head Coach: Terry Stotts (Oklahoma) Associate Head Coach: Nate Tibbetts (South Dakota) Assistant Coaches: Dale Osbourne (South Alabama), John McCullough (Oklahoma), Jim Moran (William & Mary), Jannero Pargo (Arkansas) Director of Player Health and Performance: Jesse Elis Head Athletic Trainer: Geoff Clark Sports Performance Specialists: Todd Forcier, Ben Kenyon Chair: Jody Allen President & CEO: Chris McGowan President of Basketball Operations: Neil Olshey Assistant General Managers: Bill Branch, Steve Rosenberry 24

YRS 16 7 1 1 6 R 5 R R 3 7 7 5 2 11 4


CHARLOTTE

HORNETS

EASTERN CONFERENCE SOUTHEAST DIVISION

NO. NAME POS HT WT DOB PRIOR TO NBA / COUNTRY 0 Miles BRIDGES F 6-6 225 03/21/1998 Michigan State/USA 1 Malik MONK G 6-3 200 02/04/1998 Kentucky/USA 2 Marvin WILLIAMS F 6-8 237 06/01/1986 North Carolina/USA 3 Terry ROZIER G 6-1 190 03/17/1994 Louisville/USA 4 Devonte’ GRAHAM G 6-1 195 02/22/1995 Kansas/USA 5 Nicolas BATUM G/F 6-9 230 12/14/1988 Le Mans/France 6 Jalen MCDANIELS F/C 6-10 205 01/31/1998 San Diego State/USA 7 Dwayne BACON G/F 6-6 221 08/30/1995 Florida State/USA 8 Bismack BIYOMBO C 6-8 255 08/28/1992 Baloncesto Fuenlabrada/Democratic Republic of the Congo 9 Willy HERNANGÓMEZ F/C 6-11 250 05/27/1994 Cajasol Sevilla/Spain 10 Caleb MARTIN F 6-5 205 09/28/1995 Nevada/USA 11 Cody MARTIN F 6-5 205 09/28/1995 Nevada/USA 14 Michael KIDD-GILCHRIST F 6-6 232 09/26/1993 Kentucky/USA 22 Robert FRANKS* F 6-7 225 12/18/1996 Washington State/USA 23 Kobi SIMMONS* G 6-5 180 07/04/1997 Arizona/USA 25 P.J. WASHINGTON F 6-7 230 08/23/1998 Kentucky/USA 40 Cody ZELLER F/C 7-0 240 10/05/1992 Indiana/USA

YRS 1 2 14 4 1 11 R 2 8 3 R R 7 R 2 R 6

*NBA TWO-WAY CONTRACT

Head Coach: James Borrego (San Diego) Assistant Coaches: Jay Triano (Simon Fraser), Chad Iske (Kansas), Jay Hernandez (Hofstra), Ronald Nored (Butler), Dutch Gaitley (Temple) Athletic Trainer: Joe Sharpe (Old Dominion)

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SEASON STATS THROUGH JAN 8

PORTLAND (16-22) LILLARD MCCOLLUM ANTHONY WHITESIDE HOOD SIMONS COLLINS BAZEMORE LABISSIÈRE HEZONJA TRENT JR. TOLLIVER LITTLE BROWN HOARD

G MIN PTS REB AST

38 112.0 45.9 19.7 36 36.9 26.9 4.2 7.6 37 36.5 21.9 4.3 3.8 23 31.9 16.5 6.0 1.3 35 29.9 15.8 14.0 1.3 21 29.5 11.0 3.4 1.5 38 22.4 9.3 2.6 1.4 3 28.7 9.0 4.0 2.0 38 25.2 7.9 3.9 1.3 33 17.2 5.8 5.1 1.3 28 16.5 4.6 4.0 0.9 25 12.1 4.0 1.0 0.5 28 16.2 3.4 2.8 0.8 27 12.6 3.3 2.8 0.5 6 3.5 1.7 1.7 0.0 7 3.0 1.0 1.1 0.3

G MIN PTS REB AST

CHARLOTTE (15-25)

40 104.6 43.0 23.9 40 35.4 18.9 3.9 7.8 40 34.2 18.3 4.3 4.4 35 30.6 12.5 5.5 2.0 40 30.6 12.5 5.6 1.8 37 23.1 11.7 7.4 1.2 39 19.9 8.7 2.8 2.1 38 19.8 7.9 5.9 0.9 33 20.1 7.3 2.7 1.0 30 17.5 6.0 2.5 1.2 11 13.7 4.2 3.1 0.8 29 14.7 4.0 2.6 1.2 16 22.3 3.6 4.1 3.0 12 6.0 2.7 2.2 0.3 2 3.5 2.0 0.5 0.0 6 6.4 1.8 1.0 0.6

GRAHAM ROZIER WASHINGTON BRIDGES ZELLER MONK BIYOMBO WILLIAMS BACON KIDD-GILCHRIST CODY MARTIN BATUM HERNANGÓMEZ MCDANIELS CALEB MARTIN

UPCOMING HOME GAMES

MONDAY, JANUARY 20 • GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS THURSDAY, JANUARY 23 • DALLAS MAVERICKS SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 · INDIANA PACERS Tickets: 844.RIP.CITY • trailblazers.com

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WILLEN SIN MANAGER OF GAME OPERATIONS & EVENTS DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE AND WHAT YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES ARE WITH THE TRAIL BLAZERS ▶ I have game operations and events in my job title, so there’s two sides of the role. The game operations side is managing the flow, logistics and execution of the run of show for each given game night. This includes organizing pregame festivities, on-court experiences, time-out promotions, anthem singers, halftime performers and a variety of other in-game elements. On the events side, I’m responsible for coordinating and executing any major marketing events, such as our Rip City 3-on-3 outdoor basketball tournament that we host on campus every summer, in addition to the Rip City Rally which is our season kick-off tour around the state. WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST MEMORABLE PART OF YOUR JOB? ▶ My most memorable, yet truly terrifying, moment was being able to orchestrate the surprise for Todd Bosma’s (aka my boss) 20th anniversary celebration on the court. Those who have worked with Todd are aware of his understanding of the game script: Nothing gets past him. So, to implement and execute a surprise behind his back was difficult.

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Thankfully, the surprise went perfectly. The moment he was able to share with his family and all of Rip City at center court was easily one of the highlights of my career. WHICH TRAIL BLAZERS/ROSE QUARTER EVENT IS YOUR FAVORITE TO WORK ON, AND WHY? ▶ Is this a trick question? Can’t go wrong with any Trail Blazers games! Every game is a new show and event. You never know what to expect and coming out victorious makes it that much sweeter.


TRAIL BLAZERS GAME PROGRAM • EMPLOYEE FEATURE

Although I will say one of the more exciting events I look forward to every year is our Rip City Rally tour. For the past seven years, we pick five cities to visit outside of Portland to kick off the season. It is an amazing opportunity for our ambassadors and staff to engage with fans that can’t come to our games as often. Overall, it is a great group of people, hosting a great event, having a great time with Rip City. IF YOU WEREN’T IN YOUR CURRENT ROLE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING? ▶ Who knows! Probably frantically trying to learn how to animate so I could go work for Pixar or something. My dream job is to be a motivational speaker, so I might have ventured down that path. Though I am not sure what that entails.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE ASPIRING TO BE IN YOUR POSITION? ▶ Don’t be one dimensional. Game operations isn’t a specific skill set you learn or master, it encompasses a little bit of everything from communications to crisis management to event operations. I’d also add the sooner you realize that nothing will ever be perfect, the more fun you’ll have. So being able to be adaptable is key. The world of entertainment is always evolving, so the quicker you can pivot, the more ahead of the game you’ll be. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HAPPY HOUR SPOT IN PORTLAND? ▶ A friend’s house. WHAT TV SHOW ARE YOU CURRENTLY BINGE-WATCHING? ▶ Not a big TV show fan – more about the movies. I got Disney+ recently so I’m reliving my childhood. ripcity est. 1970

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CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY FEBRUARY 21 | 7:30 PM

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Join us for this season’s Celebration of Black History on February 21 as the Trail Blazers take on the New Orleans Pelicans! We are excited to honor the Black & African American community and celebrate their contributions across the country. The night will feature special performances, retail items and multiple fundraising efforts benefiting Elevate Oregon, a nonprofit whose mission is to build relationships with urban youth to promote education, self-reliance and leadership. Hope to see you there!

TRAILBLAZERS.COM/BHM


OFFICIAL

TEAM ISSUED GEAR

Wear exactly what the team wears on court with this limited collection straight from the Blazers Equipment Room. Quantities limited so get yours while supplies last! AVAILABLE ONLY at NIKE TEAM SHOP at RIP CITY Located at Entry A19


RIP CITY ALE FEST SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join the Trail Blazers for the annual pregame beer tasting event! Rip City Ale Fest will have tastings by local micro breweries, food options, games, music, and more! Your ticket includes a commemorative tasting mug and 10 tasters. You must purchase a ticket through this link to be added to the guest list and you must be 21 years or older to purchase tickets and attend the event.

TICKETS AT TRAILBLAZERS.COM/ALEFEST


Available at


DEAR FANS,

TUNDRA

LET’S GOOOOOOOOO! TOYOTA IS A PROUD PARTNER OF THE PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

Prototype shown with options. The Tacoma is designed to meet most off-road driving requirements, but off-roading is inherently dangerous and may result in vehicle damage. Toyota encourages responsible operation to help protect you, your vehicle and the environment. Seatbelts should be worn at all times. Do not allow passengers to ride in cargo area.


The Trail Blazers are dedicated to positively impacting the lives of children and families who have been historically underserved, where they live (environmental sustainability), learn (education), and play (sport and physical activity). The Trail Blazers Foundation gives grants and scholarships to nonprofits, schools, and students and is funded through meaningful corporate partnerships and revenue from Trail Blazers license plate sales, 5050 raffle, retail programs, and other fundraising efforts. During the 2018-19 season, Trail Blazers Inc. and the Trail Blazers Foundation donated over 1 million dollars to support youth across Oregon and SW Washington.

The Trail Blazers believe our home court extends far beyond the arena and everything we do in our lives makes an impact, so we encourage fans to join us in our efforts to protect our planet and our community to ensure a brighter future for generations to come.

The Trail Blazers are committed to seeing all youth graduate from high school by supporting programs, investing resources, and raising awareness of successful youth and the schools and organizations that help them effectively navigate their academic journeys.

The Trail Blazers are committed to ensuring that youth have positive early experiences playing basketball by running year-round camps and clinics, supporting existing programs, and investing resources in the community that provide access to sport. www.trailblazers.com/community


50% TO ONE LUCKY FAN 50% TO THE TRAIL BLAZERS FOUNDATION The Trail Blazers Foundation supports nonprofits, schools and youth.

Purchase your raffle tickets at the Trail Blazers Foundation 5050 Raffle kiosks located on the 100 and 300 level concourse or look for the mobile sellers in yellow aprons.


Here at the Rose Quarter

Celebrating Five Decades of Extraordinary Employees You’re probably used to seeing Moda Center staff out and about at games and events – but the Rose Quarter’s success is also due in large part to those behind the scenes. That’s where Robert Crandall comes in. Robert, a Facility Security Agent, has been with the Rose Quarter for 16 years now.

ROBERT CRANDALL

“When I applied in 2004, my experience wasn’t in security, but in management. They really liked how poised I was, and I’ve been able to carry that over.”

Robert’s main priority is protecting the fans and the building. “I know this place inside and out. I can look at a keyhole and know exactly which key goes in there.” On event days, he oversees arena safety, whether that’s fixing fire alarms or making sure nothing suspicious is happening on campus. Other days he will cover the dispatch post. “Dispatching is when all calls are directed to you. If there’s a medical emergency, I’m the one contacting the medical techs. I coordinate with safety inspectors or make sure housekeeping is where they need to be.” Robert also helps fans after the games or shows. “I’ll often walk all around the parking garage with people who are lost or can’t find their cars. I’m a firm believer that if you treat people with kindness, it’ll come back to you.” There have been plenty of events in the 16 years since Robert arrived, but the craziest one was his first-ever event in 2004. “It was Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey’s three ring circus. They shut down the parking garage and anchored the elephant cages into the wall. The tigers were in the annex garage, and I remember the giraffes and lions walking through the loading dock. It was a circus (no pun intended) but that’s when I knew this was going to be an amazing experience working here.” If you happen to bump into Robert in the parking garage or elsewhere, be sure to say hello and thank you for all of his years of service!


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For the second season Rip City Clothing Co. has partnered with local women-owned businesses for the Made by Her line. We’re excited to offer these unique collaborations exclusively for fans. 25% of net profits will be donated to Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest, a non-profit that helps girls grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Supplies are limited, so be sure to get yours today. No End Of (NEO) Designs was founded by Native Portlandian, Palani Bearghost in 2013. NEO is a self-described combination of Neo-Contemporary designs that weave traditional Indigenous designs into wearable art from the past, present and future creating androgynous pieces that anyone can wear in style. Learn More at NoEndOfClothing.com


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TRAIL BLAZERS GAME PROGRAM • SCHEDULE

DATE

OPPONENT

PT

TV

Oct. 8 Oct. 10 Oct. 12 Oct. 16 Oct. 17

Tue. Thu. Sat. Wed. Thu.

Denver Maccabi Haifa Phoenix @Utah @Denver

7:30 PM ESPN 7:00 PM 5:00 PM NBCSNW 6:00 PM 6:00 PM

Oct. 23 Oct. 25 Oct. 27 Oct. 28 Oct. 30

Wed. Fri. Sun. Mon. Wed.

Denver @Sacramento @Dallas @San Antonio @Oklahoma City

7:00 PM 7:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:30 PM 5:00 PM

NBCSNW/ESPN NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW

Nov. 2 Nov. 4 Nov. 7 Nov. 8 Nov. 10 Nov. 12 Nov. 13 Nov. 16 Nov. 18 Nov. 19 Nov. 21 Nov. 23 Nov. 25 Nov. 27 Nov. 29

Sat. Mon. Thu. Fri. Sun. Tue. Wed. Sat. Mon. Tue. Thu. Sat. Mon. Wed. Fri.

Philadelphia @Golden State @L.A. Clippers Brooklyn Atlanta @Sacramento Toronto @San Antonio @Houston @New Orleans @Milwaukee @Cleveland @Chicago Oklahoma City Chicago

7:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 5:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

NBCSNW NBCSNW TNT NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW/TNT NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW

Dec. 3 Dec. 4 Dec. 6 Dec. 8 Dec. 10 Dec. 12 Dec. 16 Dec. 18 Dec. 20 Dec. 21 Dec. 23 Dec. 26 Dec. 28 Dec. 30

Tue. Wed. Fri. Sun. Tue. Thu. Mon. Wed. Fri. Sat. Mon. Thu. Sat. Mon.

@L.A. Clippers Sacramento L.A. Lakers Oklahoma City New York @Denver @Phoenix Golden State Orlando Minnesota New Orleans @Utah L.A. Lakers Phoenix

7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

TNT NBCSNW ESPN NBCSNW NBCSNW TNT NBCSNW NBCSNW/ESPN NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW TNT NBCSNW NBCSNW

HOME GAMES AWAY GAMES PRESEASON GAMES

DATE

OPPONENT

PT

TV

Jan. 1 Jan. 3 Jan. 5 Jan. 7 Jan. 9 Jan. 11 Jan. 13 Jan. 15 Jan. 17 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 23 Jan. 26 Jan. 29 Jan. 31

Wed. Fri. Sun. Tue. Thu. Sat. Mon. Wed. Fri. Sat. Mon. Thu. Sun. Wed. Fri.

@New York @Washington @Miami @Toronto @Minnesota Milwaukee Charlotte @Houston @Dallas @Oklahoma City Golden State Dallas Indiana Houston @L.A. Lakers

4:30 PM 4:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM

NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW/ESPN NBCSNW/ESPN NBCSNW TNT TNT NBCSNW NBCSNW/ESPN NBCSNW/ESPN

Feb. 1 Feb. 4 Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 9 Feb. 11 Feb. 12 Feb. 21 Feb. 23 Feb. 25 Feb. 27 Feb. 29

Sat. Tue. Thu. Fri. Sun. Tue. Wed. Fri. Sun. Tue. Thu. Sat.

Utah @Denver San Antonio @Utah Miami @New Orleans @Memphis New Orleans Detroit Boston @Indiana @Atlanta

7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 6:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:30 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 5:00 PM 4:30 PM

NBCSNW TNT NBCSNW NBCSNW/ESPN NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW/ESPN NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW/TNT NBCSNW

Mar. 2 Mar. 4 Mar. 6 Mar. 7 Mar. 10 Mar. 12 Mar. 15 Mar. 17 Mar. 19 Mar. 22 Mar. 24 Mar. 25 Mar. 27 Mar. 29 Mar. 30

Mon. Wed. Fri. Sat. Tue. Thu. Sun. Tue. Thu. Sun. Tue. Wed. Fri. Sun. Mon.

@Orlando Washington @Phoenix Sacramento Phoenix Memphis Houston Minnesota Dallas @Minnesota @Charlotte @Detroit @Boston @Philadelphia @Brooklyn

4:00 PM 7:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 12:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 4:30 PM 4:30 PM

NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW ABC NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW

Apr. 2 Apr. 5 Apr. 7 Apr. 9 Apr. 13 Apr. 15

Thu. Sun. Tue. Thu. Mon. Wed.

Utah Memphis Cleveland Denver @Golden State L.A. Clippers

7:30 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:00 PM

NBCSNW/TNT NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW NBCSNW

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