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Larry Weinberg

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Larry Weinberg

Larry Weinberg is an American real estate developer who was one of the founders of the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers. Weinberg is a US military veteran who served in the US 6th Army Group as an infantry grunt during World War II. He was severely wounded in combat in France and spent over a year recovering in a US military hospital.

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. Five players have since received permission from Weinberg to wear #1: Rod Strickland, Derek Anderson, Jarrett Jack, Armon Johnson 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]

Weinberg is a devoted husband, father of 4, grandfather of 12, and great-grandfather of 5.


  1. ^ Alterman, Eric (2006-10-23). "AIPAC Runs Right". Retrieved 2009-08-31. 

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  • Profile at California Building Industry Foundation website
Preceded by
Herman Sarkowsky
Portland Trail Blazers President
Succeeded by
Harry Glickman
Preceded by
Herman Sarkowsky
Portland Trail Blazers majority owner
Succeeded by
Paul Allen

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