dice wrote:Michael Jackson wrote:coldfish wrote:
I think now that we have seen AKME operate, its even more obvious just how bad GarPax was for the last 8-10 years. No vision whatsoever. Just trying to fill skill holes with specialists . . . which created other holes. It was an eternal game of whack a mole.
Going back further, I think Paxson at first did have a vision. Draft hard workers and winners and win with defense while trying to land a superstar. He never got that star. Got close with Kobe though. Right around when Gar took over, it seemed to all fall apart.
The lack of vision is 100% what has been exposed. I think Pax really did give up after the first time he wanted to quit and putting Gar in place is truly when the wheels fell off. John stick around even though you donâ€™t want the the job and this guy will carry the load. Gar had no vision whatsoever and pax was checked out. AKâ€™s vision may not result in anything great but it is clear he has a path with is a refreshing drink of cold water on a hot summer day. Iâ€™ve said it a bunch on here I will take a guy who swings for the fences and misses over someone who sits on his hands.
To be honest Paxson didnâ€™t do a terrible job building around Rose. He also was legitimately in the running for the superfriends and Melo. Post Rose though it was just awful. One lesson you have learned being in Chicago, if you want to turn your success into an awful failure, all you have to do is hire a coach from Iowa State.
artie isn't swinging for the fences. he's swinging to get the ball out of the infield. think ty cobb, wade boggs or tony gwynn as opposed to mcgwire, ted williams or a-rod
agree with your take on the garpax years though
I think he is swinging for the fences. This is just round 1.Turn the Bulls into consistent mid-level playoff team. Once Derozan and Vuc age out you hope that LaVine, Ball and Williams is core you can build around and possibly another star through trade or free agency.
What is your definition of swinging for the fences? Tanking and hoping for a miracle?