Jcool0 wrote:That seems like a extreme reaction. Also seems strange to give D'Antoni a pass on this situation when it was probably him leveraging Chicago to get a better deal from NY.
I hire people all the time. I compete with other companies hiring them. Not one time ever in my life have I thought that it was the candidates fault for turning me down if I wanted him. If I didn't do enough to get him, then it's my fault. Every time. 100% of the way.
The applicant whom I am pursuing decides where they want to work and if I don't present my company as the best one for someone I want to work for me or don't have the best offer, then why would I be upset at the candidate? That's ridiculous.
Just like if a candidate fails to interest me enough to want to hire them over a different candidate and wants to work for my company but didn't convince me they were the best then it is on them.
Reinsdorf said they wanted D'Antoni, but they missed out on getting him. That means the fault is on the Bulls not on D'Antoni. If D'Antoni came out later and said "Boy I wish I signed in Chicago instead" then the fault would have been on him.
As it worked out, there's no reason to give D'Antoni a pass, because he didn't need one. Based on all information, he made the correct decision. He also wasn't leveraging the Bulls too heavily given he never even waited for their offer and was already viewed as an elite coach and the best guy on the market.