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Nike hires ex-Blazer COO Mensah

Sarah Mensah, who resigned as chief operating officer of the Trail Blazers in November, has been hired as senior director of strategic planning for Nike's Brand Jordan.

Mensah, 48, will start April 1 and work under former Blazer president Larry Miller, who is Brand Jordan's founder and president.

"I’m very excited to start a new job and a new career chapter," Mensah said on her Facebook page. Nike "is an amazing place filled with brilliant people. I can’t wait to get started."