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Larry Weinberg is an American real estate developer who was one of the founders of the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers.

In 1970, Weinberg, Herman Sarkowsky, and Robert Schmertz paid $3.7 million to secure an NBA expansion team for Portland. Weinberg became president of the Trail Blazers in 1975, replacing Sarkowsky, who turned his attention to the NFL's Seattle Seahawks. Two years later, the Trail Blazers won an NBA Championship. Weinberg served as team president until 1988, when he sold the team to Paul Allen.

The Trail Blazers honored Weinberg in 1992 by retiring a #1 jersey with his name. Four players have since received permission from Weinberg to wear #1: Rod Strickland, Derek Anderson, Jarrett Jack and Ike Diogu.

In addition to his work in basketball and real estate, Weinberg has served as president of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. [1]

Notes

  1. ^ Alterman, Eric (2006-10-23). "AIPAC Runs Right". www.thenation.com. http://www.thenation.com/doc/20061023/alterman. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 

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Preceded by
Herman Sarkowsky
Portland Trail Blazers President
1975–1987
Succeeded by
Harry Glickman
Preceded by
Herman Sarkowsky
Portland Trail Blazers majority owner
1975–1988
Succeeded by
Paul Allen







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