Harry Glickman

Harry Glickman (born May 13, 1924, in Portland, Oregon) is a retired journalist, promoter, and sports executive. He was one of the founders of the Portland Trail Blazers, and was the team's president from 1987 to 1994. Glickman grew up in Portland, and graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism. When a job offer at The Oregonian newspaper fell through, Glickman took to promoting sporting events. In 1960, he was one of the founders of the Portland Buckaroos of the Western Hockey League, a now-defunct minor hockey league (and one of several leagues to bear that name). The Buckaroos were one of the most successful franchises in minor league hockey history, winning three WHL championships, and playing in three others, during their 13 years in the Western Hockey League. (The WHL would fold in 1974, largely as a result of losing major market teams in Los Angeles and Vancouver to the National Hockey League and others, including Denver and Phoenix, to the World Hockey Association (which later merged with the NHL). The Buckaroos ultimately folded in 1975, after moving to a different league.


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