Tom Penn Candidate for Sixers GM?
Former Trail Blazers executive Tom Penn is a candidate for the Philadelphia 76ers’ day-to-day general manager position under team president Rod Thorn, league sources told CBSSports.com on Sunday.
Penn was vice president for basketball operations in Portland before owner Paul Allen purged the front office in 2010. He recently interviewed for the Magic’s GM position and was offered the Timberwolves’ GM job that ultimately went to David Kahn in 2009.
One of the league’s top experts on the salary cap and intricacies of the collective bargaining agreement, Penn would be a strong hire for the Sixers as they navigate the new labor deal and how it has dramatically affected payroll and planning strategies. Penn interviewed for the job in recent days, sources said, and was seen with Sixers managing partner Joshua Harris Thursday night at Summer League games in Las Vegas.