Bill Schonely


Portland Trail Blazers longtime on-air broadcaster Bill Schonely has died at age 93.

Schonely, or “The Schonz” as many called him, famously came up with the “Rip City” moniker that has become one with the Blazers organization. That’s just one of the many highlights from a career that spanned from 1970 to 1998 as the Blazers’ voice, then from 2002 to 2022 as a team ambassador.