Nike hosting loaded event for Phil Knight’s 80th birthday

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Phil Knight knows how to throw a hell of a birthday party.

The Nike founder will be welcoming 16 of some of the country’s best programs to Portland over Thanksgiving weekend next year to commemorate his 80th birthday.

Duke, Florida, UConn, Georgetown, Michigan State, North Carolina, Arkansas Butler, Gonzaga, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Stanford and Texas will all be in attendance, along with Portland and Portland State.

That is one amazing lineup. Happy birthday to Phil, and Happy Hoops Thanksgiving to the rest of us.

The event will actually be two separate eight-team tournaments, but will all be played the Rose City over three days.