The Portland Trail Blazers recently announced that they were going to be getting a G-League team for the upcoming 2023-24 season. On Monday June 26, the branding of that team was released.
“This is an exciting day for Rip City and the next chapter in Trail Blazers basketball,” said president of business operations Dewayne Hankins. “We are thrilled to launch this team in the North Portland community, with a name and brand inspired by our fans, culture and region. Rip City Remix games will be fun, family friendly, and accessible, and we look forward to seeing you on the court this upcoming season.”
There’s potential that the Trail Blazers may be looking toward the future, rather than the present. So the Blazers having their own G-League team made sense.
The G League club is an “homage to the vintage era of the Portland Trail Blazers, and emulates the colors and an identity akin to the 1970s, which is the era the Trail Blazers were born,” per the release.
Not only did the front office announce the branding of the squad. They have also announced that Jim Moran will coach the developmental team with Danny Connors serving as the general manager and Pooh Jeter as the assistant general manager.
More than half of the talent in the NBA now has had some experience in the G-League including Anfernee Simons, Keon Johnson, Jeenathan Williams, Ibou Badji and John Butler Jr. The Rip City Remix will play their inaugural season home games at the Chiles Center which is located on the University of Portland’s campus.
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