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Does Danny have exec of year locked up already?

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Does he already have it?

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Only if we get to finals.
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Does Danny have exec of year locked up already? 

Post#1 » by Darth Celtic » Wed Jan 9, 2008 8:13 pm

Even if we have a first round upset and loss, it's pretty much a given that danny HAS to get exec of the year.

The raptor guy got it for turning the 5th worst team into a first round playoff loss team.

And danny turned the 2nd worst team, into a top 3 team record wise and hopefull further then first round in one season.
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Post#2 » by GregB » Wed Jan 9, 2008 8:17 pm

I think Danny is still the favorite. But I could see Kevin Pritchard as the darkhorse canidate. Depends on how the trailblazers finish off the year.
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Post#3 » by Mister Keys » Wed Jan 9, 2008 8:18 pm

Turning a team from 24-58 last year to a impressive record surely will give him the award
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Post#4 » by P2 » Wed Jan 9, 2008 8:32 pm

Danny has got it locked up. No doubt about that. Two blockbusters within a little more than a month? Gimme' that award!
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Post#5 » by DorfonCeltics » Wed Jan 9, 2008 8:58 pm

Locked up. We could go .500 for the rest of the season and he would still win it.
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Post#6 » by meatball sub » Wed Jan 9, 2008 9:04 pm

Without a doubt.
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Post#7 » by Prophet_C » Wed Jan 9, 2008 9:48 pm

And the winner is:

Zeke :lol:
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Post#8 » by Darth Celtic » Wed Jan 9, 2008 9:59 pm

well, forgot about the blazers, they are still flying below the radar.
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Post#9 » by Dogen » Wed Jan 9, 2008 10:13 pm

Prophet_C wrote:And the winner is:

Zeke :lol:


Sorry, the 'exec' in the title stands for 'executive', not 'executed'. :wink:
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Post#10 » by nasbahceltic » Wed Jan 9, 2008 11:22 pm

This thing is so locked up they might as well mail the trophy/letter (whatever the hell they give the winner) to Boston tommorrow. For what ainge was able to pull off this summer you could argue that its the greatest offseason in league history (provided we win the championship in June)

Prtichard has done a great job in Portland no doubt about that, but what Ainge has done is truly remarkable (you gatta take into account that he's been planning on this type of offseason for 4 years now).

Pritchard has gotten alot of things to fall his way with the draft (having Roy fall to 8 and Paxson basically giving them a 20 and 10 potential franchise big for the second coming of Stromile Swift). Not diminishing the job he's done just saying that its alot harder to trade for two of the premier players in game (who are still in their prime BTW) then it is to have high picks and simply draft guys. Not to mention jumping up to No. 1 in a year when a once a decade big comes along. (although this has no bearing on this year just pointing out that things have fallen Portland's way in terms of the draft the last few years)

Still a very good job considering the mess he inherited in Portland. Just not as good as Danny Boy!
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Post#11 » by Celtics_History_Lesson » Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:45 am

McHale should win it. No person has helped the Celtics as much as McHale has done in recent years.
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Post#12 » by dwestside » Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:16 am

^^^^

*Cringe* That'd better be a joke. I've been arguing with nearly every non-celtic fan about this garbage ... to have to go at it with a Celtic fan would be truly depressing.
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Post#13 » by ParticleMan » Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:17 am

don't sweat it, it's CHL, not a celtics fan.
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Post#14 » by SuigintouEV » Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:44 am

I don't see why "making the finals" has any effect on EOTY... since the voting comes before the 1st round begins, doesn't it?
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Post#15 » by Indiana Jones » Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:56 am

McHale ftw
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Post#16 » by UHar_Vinnie » Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:15 am

dwestside wrote:^^^^

*Cringe* That'd better be a joke. I've been arguing with nearly every non-celtic fan about this garbage ... to have to go at it with a Celtic fan would be truly depressing.


Hey, that McHale guy actually took Blount, Banks and Ricky off our hands, and then gave us KG. Give the guy some credit, he's a true Celtic, man.
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Post#17 » by Charcoal Filtered » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:39 am

I would say Ainge is the early favorite, but would throw these out:

1. The season is still young. If you guys finish with 70 wins, by all means give him the award. However, it is a long season.

2. Do you guys really think you were that bad last year and did it have anything to do with your GM trading Raef for a smaller contract? Would give Danny credit for turning a mediocre team into a contender though.

There may be a better argument in Portland if we win 50 games without Oden. As said, would say Danny wins now but think KP still has a shot at it.
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Post#18 » by JJHondo17 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:45 pm

I don't think making the Finals is a qualifier since the award is presented right after the regular season.
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Post#19 » by ParticleMan » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:14 pm

It's true we weren't as bad as 24 wins last season. But forget that: When's the last time a single team made 2 separate trades that each landed them a player who had been an allstar the previous year... without giving up any allstars themselves?

i dunno, but i'm guessing the answer to that is never.

still, portland has been amazing this season. KP has to get a lot of credit too.
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Post#20 » by HarthorneWingo » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:20 am

No. It's Isiah Thomas in a landslide! Oh, wait. I thought you said "Worst Executive of the Decade." Sorry, my bad.
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