Seahawks and Blazers franchises both likely to be sold within a year

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For decades, the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers enjoyed a high level of stable ownership from philanthropist Paul Allen. The Microsoft co-founder was a rare breed of owner, one who was deeply invested in both franchises’ success yet managed to not needlessly meddle.

After his passing in 2018, the Seahawks and the Trail Blazers’ ownership became the responsibility of the Paul G. Allen Trust. This is managed by Paul’s sister, Jody Allen.

Over the years there have been conflicting an unclear reports about Jody Allen’s interest in the organizations. Some suggest she was hands off, but during the 2022 NFL draft she was seen in the War Room alongside head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider.

Regardless of how involved Allen is, it seems she might not be in charge of these organizations for much longer.

According to John Canzano – current Portland Sports Radio host and formerly with Oregon Live – the Seahawks and the Trail Blazers are to be sold.

The Trust declares the late Paul Allen’s assets are to be sold to fund his “passion projects.” This of course includes the two professional sports teams under his control.

Canzano recently said on an appearance on 93.3 KJR Seattle Radio the Trail Blazers will likely be sold using the same auction house facilitating the sale of the Denver Broncos within a year. Canzano also believes that Jody Allen is saving the Seahawks for last, as she is trying to maintain a way to keep a piece of the ownership.

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