Basketball1981 wrote: BKlutch wrote:
Statistics my friend. I say if you take 50 knick fans and let them have a debate over whether to sign this or that player then 9 out of 10 times they would come out with the right approach. You think there was the slightest chance 50 knick fans would have ok'd a 71mill. signing of Hardaway? Or a 100mill. signing of Allan Houston? I remember when the Houston signing was anounced....knick fans were completely baffled. I was posting on a small site back then and I remember the reaction. Literally 98% were saying that this move was beyond stupid. 2% tried to rationalize it. Well in the end it was one of the major first terrible moves that set in motion a series of terrible follow up moves.
With one possible exception. we've had horrible GM's for decades who made horrible moves. I can't imagine that any GM was motivated by his predecessor's mistakes to just make more mistakes. We've got to look for the common factor behind all this mess. Hmm... who could it have been that was here all this time? Oh, maybe the owner? Nah, couldn't have been that nice Jimmy fellow.
You are right that this board would never have approved any of the bad signings we had. In fact, we wouldn't have really approved anything with a strong majority, not even if we could have had prime MJ and prime Lebron in exchange for Chris Duhon. We're not known for all having the same opinions around here.
Well, it is about time you stopped spending time on that small site and came over here. What took you so long?
Dolan is obviously the biggest problem of this franchise. But since this problem seems to be unfixable for the forseeable future, I choose to channel my anger at more fixable problems......At some point the thought of Dolan owning this franchise for another 30 years became so painful that I just completely blocked it out of my consciousness....
There's nothing we can do to change the owner of the Knicks, but what I can hope is that if Perry gradually succeeds in improving the team and creating a strong, successful front office, Dolan will back off and not interfere. He's done this with the Rangers. Maybe he will allow this. Phil butted heads with Dolan, so Dolan struck back by firing him.
This is not to say that what Phil was doing was right, but it does show how difficult it is for the billionaire to let others determine how successful his business is. We'll have to wait and see more from Perry before we know how this will end up.