Penn out as Portland's VP of basketball operations
The Portland Trail Blazers have dismissed Tom Penn as vice president of basketball operations.
The team issued a statement that said Penn was dismissed Tuesday for ``philosophical differences.'' No details were offered.
Penn, who was regarded as a salary cap specialist, joined the Blazers as an assistant general manager in 2007.
He was a candidate for the general manager's job with the Minnesota Timberwolves last May. He removed himself from consideration when the Blazers promoted him.