A lot of words were spoke at the Trail Blazers practice facility Monday afternoon, but very little was actually said.
This much became clear: general manager Kevin Pritchard is fearful about his future with the Trail Blazers. And although he wouldn’t say it, Pritchard clearly feels like he deserves better for the good work he’s done.
Larry Miller said he is surprised the tumult around Tom Penn’s firing has widened to engulf Pritchard. I told Miller the reason the situation has evolved is because people have questions that the team refuses to answer. Still, he refused to elucidate—there is no explanation for Penn’s firing. Miller cited “philosophical differences” over and over again, as if it actually meant something.
Miller seems like he’s caught in the food chain—the firing of Penn and the vote of no confidence on Pritchard seem to have come from above. And unless Paul Allen comes clean it seems unlikely we’ll ever know the truth. As for that happening, I wouldn’t hold my breath.