Jacobsen still owns season tickets to the Trail Blazers, though they are used primarily by family, friends and clients of Peter Jacobsen Enterprises.
“They’re still my team,” he says. “I follow every game. I’m impressed with what Steve Patterson and John Nash have done to turn that team around in terms of character. Nate McMillan seems like a really good coach. I’m back on board.
“I feel badly for their lack of success. It goes to show what happens when you bring in a bad operator like (Bob) Whitsitt. Paul (Allen) and Bob were the Beavis and Butt-head of the NBA.
“They’ll be a winner again. Sometimes you have to walk through the fires of hell to get there, but they’re going to get there.”