Neil Olshey will become the general manager of the Portland Trail Blazers, after he backed out of an agreement in principle to a contract with the Clippers.
The Clippers announced Monday afternoon they have mutually agreed to end discussions and part ways with Olshey.
Olshey, now the Clippers’ former vice president of basketball operations, never signed a new contract with the Clippers.
Clippers President Andy Roeser has already begun the search for a general manger to succeed Olshey, the team said Monday.
The Clippers said Coach Vinny Del Negro, director of player personnel Gary Sacks and Roeser will handle all of team’s responsibilities in regard to basketball operations as the team looks for a new general manager.
Olshey had interviewed recently with Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen in London, and Olshey also interviewed for the GM position last year in Portland.