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Allen purchased the Blazers in 1988 and the Seahawks in 1996.

By Michael Shapiro
October 15, 2018

Seahawks and Blazers owner Paul Allen died Monday from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 65.

Allen purchased the Blazers in 1988, buying the Seahawks in 1999. Portland reached the playoffs 23 times with Allen as owner, making the NBA Finals twice. In the NFL, Allen's Seahawks reached the Super Bowl three times during his 21-year tenure, winning Super Bowl XLVIII. 

Allen's death sparked reaction throughout the sports world, with condolences and memories coming from across the NFL and NBA. Check out some of the Twitter tributes to Allen below:

Allen co-founded Microsoft alongside Bill Gates in 1975. He is also the founder of the Allen Institute for Brain Science

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