Whitsitt says Allen on same page

January 4, 2002
TUALATIN, Ore. -- General manager Bob Whitsitt believes the Portland Trail Blazers need time to develop, not wholesale changes.

Whitsitt looked incredulous when a reporter asked Thursday whether first-year coach Maurice Cheeks' job is safe, a question that has come up during a six-game losing streak -- the team's longest since December 1995.

"It's a silly question," Whitsitt said. "It's not even worthy of an answer. My gosh, I just hired this staff."

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