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Re: Around the NBA IV 

Post#1841 » by shazam_guy » Fri Aug 13, 2021 10:26 pm

From everything I've heard about the Mavericks internal issues, it may not be a Luka-vs-Carlisle thing (or at least not that alone) but also the complications of plunking Cuban's newest BFF, Voulgaris (professional gambler) into the middle of the business and team decisions, and also a long history of bad organizational behavior, including numerous allegations of super-unpleasant office culture. (The Terdema Ussery stuff is pretty horrifying.)
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Post#1842 » by Outside » Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:38 pm

Cuban was the bright, shiny "players" owner for a while, but the dysfunction in that organization is so long and pervasive that the shine is gone. Talking about Kidd's fame exposing him as the asshat he always was, Cuban's tenure as owner has pretty much done the same.

The thing is, most owners are asshats. Some just like to pretend that they're cool. The smart ones stay in the background and let smart basketball people make the decisions. I mean, even Robert Sarver, as asshatty of an owner as there's ever been, figured out to hire smart people, get out of the way, and just sign the damn checks.
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Re: Around the NBA IV 

Post#1843 » by Impuniti » Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:46 am

Forget Kidd for a second. Am I the only one that finds it ridiculous that the coach, Dirk and the owner of the organization flew all the way to Europe to sign the extension? If you want to pull your pants down and bend over, I don't see a better example of this than what they did for a 22 year old. Certainly just going to feed into his already huge ego.
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Post#1844 » by Jester_ » Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:00 am

Impuniti wrote:Forget Kidd for a second. Am I the only one that finds it ridiculous that the coach, Dirk and the owner of the organization flew all the way to Europe to sign the extension? If you want to pull your pants down and bend over, I don't see a better example of this than what they did for a 22 year old. Certainly just going to feed into his already huge ego.


I mean - he's a billion dollar asset. if I was trying to close a billion dollar sale the least I would do is not ask them to fly to me lol
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Re: Around the NBA IV 

Post#1845 » by GSWFan1994 » Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:02 pm

Impuniti wrote:Forget Kidd for a second. Am I the only one that finds it ridiculous that the coach, Dirk and the owner of the organization flew all the way to Europe to sign the extension? If you want to pull your pants down and bend over, I don't see a better example of this than what they did for a 22 year old. Certainly just going to feed into his already huge ego.


Of course it's ridiculous, to say the least.
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Re: Around the NBA IV 

Post#1846 » by Impuniti » Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:54 pm

Jester_ wrote:
Impuniti wrote:Forget Kidd for a second. Am I the only one that finds it ridiculous that the coach, Dirk and the owner of the organization flew all the way to Europe to sign the extension? If you want to pull your pants down and bend over, I don't see a better example of this than what they did for a 22 year old. Certainly just going to feed into his already huge ego.


I mean - he's a billion dollar asset. if I was trying to close a billion dollar sale the least I would do is not ask them to fly to me lol

They all went to him like desperate clowns. Dude is already yelling at a old vet coach on his 3rd season on when he can call TOs, that's who you want to bend over to already and tell him to completely run the team. That's how you get walked over.
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Re: Around the NBA IV 

Post#1847 » by FNQ » Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:11 am

PatBev, Rondo and Oturu to the Grizzlies

Bledsoe to the Clippers

I'm betting that Rondo gets bought out. The 'we need a handler' people should be all over this
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Post#1848 » by Jester_ » Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:01 pm

Anyone listen to the KD/Draymond interview? How people can defend what a disaster of a coach Kerr is is beyond me. His inability to manage grown men and being this awkward weasley kiss-ass lost us KD
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Post#1849 » by xdrta+ » Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:05 pm

Jester_ wrote:Anyone listen to the KD/Draymond interview? How people can defend what a disaster of a coach Kerr is is beyond me. His inability to manage grown men and being this awkward weasley kiss-ass lost us KD


Yeah, terrible coach. Bring back Mark Jackson, he would have prayed it all away.
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Post#1850 » by Jester_ » Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:37 pm

xdrta+ wrote:
Jester_ wrote:Anyone listen to the KD/Draymond interview? How people can defend what a disaster of a coach Kerr is is beyond me. His inability to manage grown men and being this awkward weasley kiss-ass lost us KD


Yeah, terrible coach. Bring back Mark Jackson, he would have prayed it all away.


Jackson (and probably half the country's high school coaches) wouldn't have choked away a 73-win team

Kerr is trash
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Post#1851 » by xdrta+ » Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:47 pm

Jester_ wrote:
xdrta+ wrote:
Jester_ wrote:Anyone listen to the KD/Draymond interview? How people can defend what a disaster of a coach Kerr is is beyond me. His inability to manage grown men and being this awkward weasley kiss-ass lost us KD


Yeah, terrible coach. Bring back Mark Jackson, he would have prayed it all away.


Jackson (and probably half the country's high school coaches) wouldn't have choked away a 73-win team

Kerr is trash


Oh, yeah, Jackson. Hilarious. Teams are just lining up to hire him.
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Re: Around the NBA IV 

Post#1852 » by shazam_guy » Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:09 pm

Kerr is trash? Why can we call a coach trash on this board, but I can't call a post trash for the same thing? Or can I? Let's find out.

Jester, your posts on Kerr are trash.
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Re: Around the NBA IV 

Post#1853 » by wco81 » Thu Aug 19, 2021 4:05 am

Yeah too bad we didn't hire someone like Kidd.

Sure he would have been down with the brothers.
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Re: Around the NBA IV 

Post#1854 » by FNQ » Thu Aug 19, 2021 5:38 am

JFC :nonono:
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Re: Around the NBA IV 

Post#1855 » by RichmondWarrior » Thu Aug 19, 2021 10:21 am

Read on Twitter


Damn….
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Re: Around the NBA IV 

Post#1856 » by and1GS » Thu Aug 19, 2021 4:19 pm

Using the latest episode of Gossip Girlz as evidence for why Kerr is a bad coach is crazy.

What basketball related topic don't KD and Draymond have a strong opinion on?
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Re: Around the NBA IV 

Post#1857 » by Scoots1994 » Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:52 pm

Even this thread is twisted by Dray talk.
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Re: Around the NBA IV 

Post#1858 » by FNQ » Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:56 pm

Bobcats sign Rozier to a 24m/year deal...

What are they doing? They finally hit on a franchise player in LaMelo, and they have so far kept their short SG Rozier, drafted a taller Monta, inked an injury-prone Hayward to a massive deal..

Flash forward to 2023 offseason where LaMelo won't want to sign an extension with them
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Re: Around the NBA IV 

Post#1859 » by Mob Byers » Thu Aug 19, 2021 11:33 pm

Segun getting a bit too much hype imo
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Re: Around the NBA IV 

Post#1860 » by Old_Blue » Fri Aug 20, 2021 12:02 am

RichmondWarrior wrote:
Read on Twitter


Damn….


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