The reaction came pouring in Monday afternoon in response to the passing of longtime Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen at the age of 65.
Allen passed away from complications of his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which he just recently announced had returned earlier this month after being in remission since 2009.
We miss you.
We thank you.
We love you. pic.twitter.com/rxkn1IjJ0R
— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) October 15, 2018
Deeply saddened by the passing of @PaulGAllen. I’ll miss him greatly. His gracious leadership and tremendous inspiration will never be forgotten.
The world is a better place because of Paul’s passion, commitment, and selflessness. His legacy will live on forever.
— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) October 15, 2018
RIP Paul Allen🙏🏽
— Rashaad Penny (@pennyhendrixx) October 15, 2018
— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) October 15, 2018
For over 30 years, Paul Allen’s vision defined the Portland sports scene. We are forever grateful for his loyalty and contributions to our community. https://t.co/j2cWXKVKMQ
— Portland Winterhawks (@pdxwinterhawks) October 15, 2018
Rest In Peace to this Beautiful mind. You’ll be forever remembered and missed. God bless you, Paul. https://t.co/ca515ownEr
— Evan Turner (@thekidet) October 15, 2018
Paul Allen simply thank you!
— Damon Stoudamire (@Iambiggie503) October 15, 2018
I am so sorry to hear this!!! Thank you Paul for your generosity towards myself and Darbury. Thank you for the wonderful monument of @MoPOPSeattle for Seattle Music. You built Seattle into a great city. Rest In Peace. https://t.co/s88R4Wo824
— Krist Novoselić (@KristNovoselic) October 15, 2018
Big dog rest easy as you go home @PaulGAllen prayers for your family🙏🏾
— Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) October 15, 2018
All our love and support to our friends at the Trail Blazers. May Mr. Allen rest in peace. https://t.co/su7WwPyKHW
— Hillsboro Hops (@HillsboroHops) October 15, 2018
Thirty years as Blazers owner, 23 trips to the Western playoffs, two NBA Finals appearances (1990 and 1992) and a relentless advocate for Portland, the Pacific Northwest and small market NBA franchises. https://t.co/GSPkGIxuk0
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 15, 2018
Mike Holmgren on @SportsRadioKJR talking about Paul Allen:
“The best owner you could hope for as a coach.”
— Tim Booth (@ByTimBooth) October 15, 2018