slick_watts wrote:Pillendreher wrote:Sunk cost fallacy at its best. Presti has been prolonging the Kanter fiasco because of it and now we might get another wasted season because he once again acted prematurely guaranteeing the last year.
i think sam presti and the thunder might be more satisfied with billy donovan's performance than the fans. also, recall the point in the season when donovan's option was picked up. it was december 18, and the thunder defense looked ungodly and the offense was just waiting for abrines and others to 'wake up'. they probably also expected andre roberson to return at some point at that time.
I don't think it's good business to evaluate a performance a couple of weeks into the season. 29 games played at that point and not all of them against good competition.
slick_watts wrote:it seems to me that westbrook likes donovan, no?
I just looked at those quotes yesterday. You know what that sounds to me? It sounds like George and Westbrook are praising Donovan for not being a real coach, but for being a nice guy that just lets them be:
"It's great. It's great," Thunder star Paul George said after a 121-96 rout of the Bulls on Monday. "I'm here for multiple years. Russ is here for multiple years. Coach will be here for multiple years. That's good. That's good for Billy. I just know how it could be, with pressure. Sam [Presti] really alleviated that and just allowed him to coach us and not have to worry about that."
"I didn't hear about it until just now," Westbrook said after Monday's game. "But I mean, that's exciting, man. Billy's been nothing but great for our organization, for myself. He's been very understanding since he first got here and is the same now, and I'm excited to have him back."
That kind of guy might be good for a bunch of teenagers, but we need somebody who is more than just the cool uncle who lets you eat icecream before dinner.