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76ers Offseason 2012: Philadelphia Close To Signing Tom Penn As GM -- Report

The Philadelphia 76ers offeseason has been a bit quiet and that's probably because the people in the front office are getting rearranged. That will soon change, as a source has told the Philadelphia Daily News Wednesday the Sixers are close to making Tom Penn its new general manager.

Penn, the former executive of the Portland Trailblazers, is expected to take over for president Rod Thorn, who's going to take on an advisory role with the franchise.

Penn, who was released as vice president of basketball operations by Portland in 2010, is said to be a collective bargaining agreement guru and a master capologist. He would come into a good situation with the Sixers on that front, as the team's moves this offseason have left it with many short-term contracts.

According to the Daily News, Penn is in Philadelphia and a deal is very close to being completed.

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