Michael Jackson wrote:transplant wrote:League Circles wrote:I truly do not understand how anyone could hate or blame Gar particularly.
The closest thing there is to a real blemish on his record is the scandal at New Mexico and Jimmy Butler's trainers vague, non specific criticism.
I've never thought Gar was in charge and allowed to make important decisions alone. I've never felt that Paxson essentially became nothing more than a consultant while Gar made draft picks and trades.
Thus, I choose to give all credit and blame to Paxson since 2003.
EDIT: it has also been clear that he was a big Hoiberg advocate, certainly at least until he was hired, which is definitely bad, and that it was his idea to let Ron Adams go, which is good IMO.
Other than Adams and Fred, I'm not really sure we have any evidence who Gar liked or didn't like and what deals he wanted to do.
IIRC, one of our insiders basically painted the personality types as Paxson getting high on his own picks, whereas Gar just wanted to "win" trades, and that these different, but concurrent reasons were why we didn't do many trades.
I'm not really trying to defend Gar because I truly don't think we know much about him.
Pax, on the other hand, IMO, pretty much for sure wanted to draft every player we have drafted since 2003 IMO.
When Forman was more of the public face of the Bulls, the general reaction was that he was BSing you. I’ve seldom seen a less believable public spokesperson. He then was removed from the public contact and we were told that he was handling agent relations. This is when we began hearing reports that agents didn’t trust the Bulls’ FO. Hmm.
Since I don’t know what he does now, it’s hard to criticize, but I can’t help but believe that the Bulls could better spend the money.
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Gar more or less lost his job. Michael likes him so he has a position but he lost his real job and does something where he collects a pay check. Every last move he made was a bad one.
Not a bad situation at all for him. He basically gets paid to do nothing. How many people get to mess up their jobs and then still continue to get paid and have less work to do? Please sign me up for that gig!
I will give it to GarPax that by building so much loyalty with the Reinsdorf’s they get the privilege of continuing to keep their jobs. That has to be their biggest accomplishments in their jobs.