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Blazer VP Penn out, Pritchard might be on his way... can we get them?



The Portland Trailblazers have parted ways with Tom Penn, their Vice President and the rumor is that Kevin Pritchard might be next on the firing line.  As most of you know, KP is one of the brightest general managers who turned under achieving over payed Jail Blazers in to one of the most promising young teams.


http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/john_canzano/index.ssf/2010/03/canzano_vulcans_are_hovering_a.html

One quote of interest:

"They can't do Kevin in the middle of the season, but they can do a drive-by on someone close to him," said Warren LeGarie, the agent for Penn and Pritchard. "But guess who would be next?"


The Warriors are horrible and we as fans spend a lot of time imagining trades, and debating which players to keep, and what we should do at the head coaching position.  But what we really need is a guy to be given the keys to the Basketball Operations.  Credit to Chris Cohan for staying out of the way and doing that at first.  However Cohan being Cohan hired 3 ridiculously inept people to run the team, namely Twardzik, St Jean, and Carlisemo.  We can debate on whether Chris Mullin would have eventually got us there, but he was definitely no genius here.  If Cohan wants to make one last ditch attempt of being the owner of decent basket ball franchise, he should bring in Penn as the President of Basketball Operations and Pritchard as General Manager.

We can debate Wright v Randolph or Curry v Ellis for hours, but what the team really needs is someone credible with a vision and direction.  Chris Cohan hire these guys turn the basketball ops to them.

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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