Sam Presti: ‘I Have Not Interviewed With Any Teams’

by June 08, 2010

A report in the NY Post claiming that Presti — the current GM in OKC — had interviewed for the same gig in Portland forced him to come out, and categorically deny it. From The Oklahoman: “Oklahoma City Thunder General Manager Sam Presti has emphatically denied a new media report claiming he has interviewed for the same position with the Portland Trail Blazers. Tuesday’s editions of the New York Post, citing a ‘Northwest source,’ reported Presti recently interviewed in Seattle, home of Blazers owner Paul Allen, for the job currently held by Kevin Pritchard. ‘The story is absolutely false,’ Presti said in response Tuesday. ‘I have not interviewed with any teams or spoken to officials related to a team, nor do I intend to. I have a terrific situation here with the Thunder and enjoy being a member of the Oklahoma City community. I am excited about the short and long term vision for our organization.’ It’s the second time in four days Presti’s name has been linked to the Blazers and the second time Presti has had to express how satisfied he is in his current position.”