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Canzano: Vulcans Behind Penn Firing, Penn was Offered by Minnesota

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John Canzano quotes the agent for Tom Penn and Kevin Pritchard pointing an accusatory finger at the Vulcans... ----------------- "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?" ----------------- That the potential firing of Kevin Pritchard, something that would have been unthinkable yesterday, is even being discussed today reinforces how strange this story has become. This is what agents do, though, go to bat for their clients and help win the aftermath, shifting the discussion. Kudos to Legarie for publicly standing up for both of his clients: one who just lost his job among confusing circumstances and the other who just lost his right hand man and is likely a little dazed. Put simply, the argument for firing Kevin Pritchard on basketball grounds just doesn't exist. His systems, his understanding, his personality and his relationships with players all matter. It's difficult to believe, even in the wake of an out-of-left-field firing, that Pritchard's job is in any real jeopardy, especially in the short term. Perhaps the biggest piece of news in this article is the verification that Penn was officially made an offer by the Timberwolves. That should help answer some of the questions raised about Penn's honesty. -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter PS Good job DrScience in the FanShots, who got there first.
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