An original member of first Portland Trail Blazers team has died. Shaler Halimon was 76 years old. Halimon played five years in the NBA. He started with the Philadelphia 76'ers and was traded to the Chicago Bulls. He was acquired by the Blazers and finished his NBA career with the Atlanta Hawks. He returned to Portland where he became a TriMet bus driver and earned TriMet's bus operator of the year award. He also continued with the Blazers as part of its alumni program.