newyorker4ever wrote: B8RcDeMktfxC wrote:
thebuzzardman wrote:I mean, he hired LEON ROSE. It's another example of chasing a star name exec, and obviously his biggest selling point is that he's connected around the league, which is safe to assume he's here to lure and close the deal around "stars", which for the Knicks, has never really worked out well.
So, we are back to a variation on the Phil hire. We hope that Rose has enough juice and cred for Dolan to leave him MOSTLY alone, and that his bball acumen, or those of people he hires, works out for the positive.
It's also realistic to imagine it all goes horribly south.
This seems a decent take to me. However, Rose seems griftier than Phil, so if it does go south it may be pretty bad.
But P.Jackson wasn't willing to put all the work in that needs to be put in to show the free agents how much you want them. Phil wouldn't even go fly to the away games or fly to meet with all the free agents that he would need to to show how bad he wanted them. It won't, or shouldn't, be any issue with Rose and his people to put all the work in that will be needed to show the players how much they want them. Rose won't fall asleep during workouts with the draft prospects either..
Right. So there's the part where it might work out. Rose would seem, clearly, to be the more diligent, harder working guy at this point in their careers. The similarity of hire is Dolan always having to have the biggest name over the (possibly) better fit/idea.
I'd say a legit concern, one I'm personally not that concerned about, but others have raised it, is that Rose's hire has a lot to do with being able to close the deal on free agents, so there is concern the Knicks will swing too hard to the "get the established vets/get the FA star" and kind of short circuit the rebuild, such as it's already been.
So the hope is, sort of splitting the difference on those takes, is that Dolan leaves Rose pretty much alone, based on his "big name" credibility, and Rose and those he hires turn out to be competent front office types and make the right kinds of moves. Either with a youth emphasis, vet emphasis or a blend - which I think is the most likely.
We shall see.