The Trail Blazers’ 50-year anniversary season is temporarily on pause as the NBA goes on hiatus to slow the spread of COVID-19. During that break, Blazer’s Edge is counting down the top 100 Blazers: players, executives, and other influencers who made the franchise what it is today.
No. 52 | Brian Wheeler
Joined Club: July, 1998
Departed Club: July, 2019
Place in History: Replacing anybody beloved and competent in a professional position is difficult. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you bring, you’re going to spend your first couple years wrestling with people’s glamorized memories of the past, coupled with annoyance that they have to adjust to a new present.