The Trail Blazers on Friday parted ways with longtime, but controversial athletic trainer Jay Jensen, ending a 19-year relationship.

"Sometimes, it's just time,'' Jensen said Friday evening.

Blazers general manager Neil Olshey, who dismissed Jensen, thanked him and wished him well in his future endeavors.

Jensen came under the microscope in recent years after two prominent Blazers -- Greg Oden and Brandon Roy -- had their careers compromised because of knee injuries. In a three-season span from 2009-2012, the Blazers saw their players miss more games -- 667 -- than those of any other team in the league.

But former team president Larry Miller and then-acting general manager Chad Buchanan defended Jensen and his staff and Jensen has previously noted that the Blazers drafted players whom he flagged as potential problems.