Worst Front Office(s) in the last 15 years?

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Which Front Office(s) has/have been the worst in the last 15 years (2003-2017)? Up to 3 choices

Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets
23
4%
Minnesota Timberwolves
41
7%
New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets
112
20%
Chicago Bulls
25
4%
New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans
17
3%
Detroit Pistons
6
1%
Orlando Magic
16
3%
Philadelphia 76ers
11
2%
New York Knicks
192
34%
Sacramento Kings
120
21%
 
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Post#21 » by Bertrob » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:54 pm

Minnesota baby. Their Joe Smith Implosion and the Kahn era solidify them as the worst
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Post#22 » by ken6199 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:28 pm

Knicks got the most votes? No way. So much hate.
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Post#23 » by Mr Funk » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:32 pm

GarPax are really gunning for this recognition considering the dumpster fire and toxic culture they've created, a fine job of running the Bulls into the ground.
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Post#24 » by Cactus Jack » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:47 pm

Knicks & Kings. Dolan, Isiah, Phil have ruined the Knicks. The Maloofs & now Vivek have tormented Sacramento. Minnesota had to deal with Kahn. But, they're in very good shape at the moment.
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Post#25 » by Slim Charlez » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:17 pm

I'd say it's a tie between the T-wolves and Kings with the Knicks right after them
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Post#26 » by HotelVitale » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:39 pm

Chuck Everett wrote:T'Wolves are pretty bad. No playoffs in 13 years, is laughable.

This goes back 15 years, though, and they had a team make the WCF, had two other teams win 50+ games, and two other teams win 40+ games. Not a great record but not as bad as you might remember.

Unrelated note: a lot of the Wolves bad moves were draft busts, and I don't think it's interesting or useful to judge FOs based on weak drafting as long as they didn't reach for prospects. Guys like Corey Brewer, Wes Johnson, and Derrick Williams were busts but someone would've taken them right after them, more reasonable to chalk that up to draft unpredictability.
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Post#27 » by HotelVitale » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:43 pm

Mr Funk wrote:GarPax are really gunning for this recognition considering the dumpster fire and toxic culture they've created, a fine job of running the Bulls into the ground.

Bulls started off these 15 years with an utterly terrible roster, then made the playoffs 11 of the last 13 years, made it to at least the 2nd rd 5 of those times and made the ECF once. I think they suck as a FO now and they've made a lot of bad moves, but there's no way they're in the running for this.
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Post#28 » by Chuck Everett » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:01 pm

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Chuck Everett wrote:T'Wolves are pretty bad. No playoffs in 13 years, is laughable.

This goes back 15 years, though, and they had a team make the WCF, had two other teams win 50+ games, and two other teams win 40+ games. Not a great record but not as bad as you might remember.

Unrelated note: a lot of the Wolves bad moves were draft busts, and I don't think it's interesting or useful to judge FOs based on weak drafting as long as they didn't reach for prospects. Guys like Corey Brewer, Wes Johnson, and Derrick Williams were busts but someone would've taken them right after them, more reasonable to chalk that up to draft unpredictability.


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Post#29 » by kamaze » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:03 pm

I voted the Kings, followed by the Timberwolves then New Orleans.

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Post#30 » by DusterBuster » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:06 pm

mercgold3 wrote:Is the Wolves FO and it's not even close :D

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Kahn was ridiculously bad, a snake oils salesman who somehow conned the Wolves into a GM job, but the Wolves seem to be in really competent hands now.

As for worst FO's of last 15 years (which is a pretty long time), I would say Knicks, Bulls and Kings. Yes, I'm leaving off the Nets since they've actually had a bit of sustained success off and on in the last 15 years. The other three.... yeesh.
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Post#31 » by Liqourish » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:09 pm

Catalysm wrote:Detroit has a championship and 6 ECF appearances in the last 15 years. Maybe if this was about the last 8 years it would be more appropriate to have them as an option.


Back to back finals as well. One quarter away from repeat championships but all of our bigs fouled out against the Spurs.
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Post#32 » by brooklynbrawler » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:11 pm

ken6199 wrote:Knicks got the most votes? No way. So much hate.


We're up there, when we don't have draft picks we tank. When we have draft picks we are just barely too good to crack the top 5. Only recently have the tides (somewhat) started turning. Phil was an awful GM, but at least he established the idea that this franchise should not trade first round picks.
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Post#33 » by AussieBuck » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:12 pm

Bucks getting seriously underrated here
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Post#34 » by Dominater » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:16 pm

Dtown84 wrote:Nets, they've been so bad it's completely negated some quality Jason Kidd teams.

Also how are the Pistons on this list? They were good/great for about a third of those 15 years.

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Post#35 » by Dominater » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:19 pm

Wolves, kings, and knicks 3rd. Wolves/Kings are a cut above the knicks though just on their playoff droughts alone
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Post#36 » by WhateverBro » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:31 pm

Timberwolves.
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Post#38 » by smartyz456 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:20 am

Raptors with Babcock and BC were horrible

Only the last 4 years did the Raps front office became competent because of Masai
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Post#39 » by d-rose [heroes] » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:28 am

I'm still mad at Gar/Pax for picking Tony Snell over Gobert

But yeah, they're not the worst. To have the arguably the biggest market and inarguably the best arena and still come up short yr after yr, I have to go with the Knicks
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Re: Worst Front Office(s) in the last 15 years? 

Post#40 » by Hellcrooner » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:39 am

1 Nets
2 Knicks
3 Kings
4 LAkers
5 Wolves..........but probably just fixed it up this summer.

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