gts1 wrote:tamaraw08 wrote:Jeanie knows enough that they were a mess with the bad contracts of Mozgov and Deng but also realize that she has very limited knowledge of the game. She asked the help of someone she trusts, one individual his family loved like a son, the player so great he helped the team win championships. What were her other alternative, hand the keys to a complete stranger?
In hindsight, she could have hired 1-2 more trusted confidants and form a committee.
With Magic's vision, I felt, hiring a very smart Rondo and an athletic big in Mcgee wasn't horrible. He probably saw what I saw how Houston who beat GSW 3 times with defense even with bad 3pt shooting could be working formula.
Yes, Beasley and Lance hire was a disaster esp letting Brook go but it's not like these guys made only bad mistakes and none of the good ones.
YES! somebody that knows the game, not some former player that led them to greatness on the floor, that's not a quality to run a team.. She admits she doesn't know the BB side of the game, that alone should disqualify her from running it but since she is going to she needs to find a mentor type to run the team, she needs to learn that side of the game.
Imagine yourself as son of Jerry Buss, A real estate businessman who never owned a Sports team before. He hires Jerry West, a former player who led them greatness on the floor as his GM and actually asked him coach too. Didn't have much experience doing that but was great. He then hires Pat Riley as coach. Previous experience as HC? none. turned out to be great.
West drafts an 18 year old player who never played one game in college. Turned out to be a hall of famer. She followed an old blue print that worked over and over but now in hindsight turned out to be a mistake. n
Jesse Buss, Ryan West seems like competent but yes, they didn't exactly started at the top but they had to start somewhere.
Again, in hindsight, simply getting Magic with so much responsibility was a mistake. I just can't help but wonder if Lebron didn't get injured with no trade rumors and Hart, KCP and Kuzma maintained their above 37% from the 3pt area, would all these chaos really happen.