Paul Allen Remembered For His Accomplishments

Paul Allen is being remembered for his accomplishments following his death Monday.

Allen announced few weeks ago his Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma had returned. 

In 2009, he battled the disease and it went into remission.

Allen was 65 years old. 

You can read more about Allen's life and accomplishments here

From Trail Blazers President & CEO Chris McGowan:

“I was fortunate to work with Paul Allen for the last six years, get to know him and witness all the passion he put into making the world a better place. He was an amazing mentor and a great leader for our organization. He truly loved the Trail Blazers franchise, our city, our players, coaches and employees. We are deeply saddened by his loss and the thoughts of Rip City are with his family.”

From Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey:

“It was an honor and a privilege to know and work for Paul Allen these past six years. He was a man of unparalleled passion, creativity and vision that expected those with whom he surrounded himself to strive for the same standards of excellence he held himself to. I will miss his leadership in finding solutions to our challenges and am deeply saddened we will no longer be able to share the joys of our successes. My heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Allen family and all that knew and loved him.”

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler issued this statement:

“On behalf of the City, we are saddened to learn of Paul Allen's death. We are grateful that we have had his leadership as the owner of the Portland Trail Blazers NBA franchise for more than 30 years. 

“His partnership with the City creating the Rose Quarter changed the face of the Portland. His ongoing investments in the Moda Center have kept it one of the most popular arenas in the NBA.

“A humble man, few recognize the extent of his charitable contributions. His long-term commitment to Portland youth organizations has touched the lives of thousands of kids. 

“We will continue to work with our longstanding partners at Vulcan and Rip City Management; the best way to honor Paul is to build on his legacy.

“He will be sorely missed. We extend our sincere condolences to his family.”

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