I am still pissed that there was no strategic management of last season's end weeks (some people call it tanking) so we might have had a shot at a player like Lilliard. Does anyone remember who N. Jersey played in one of those last games against the Raps...nobodies...when they had already traded their draft pick. Wouldnt have surprised me if their thinking was that having a higher pick go to Portland in effect weakens the Raps. How would Lilliard looked on the Raps and still have our pick this year? This is the NBA and teams like the Raps can realistically only get their best thru the draft.
GM without power to make coaching staff decisions
GM willing to uproot any potential stability after building a roster of young players
GM looking for a scapegoat despite failures pre-dating coach's tenture
GM out of sync with ownership AND coaching staff
Key players assembled by the same GM are locked in for at least 2 more years
I think we can all agree here that BC is a guy that wouldn't give up this easily
Last edited by Michel G; Thu Apr 18th, 2013 at 09:27 PM.
Steve Simmons is notorious for making baseless remarks and I think this is one of them.
Attitude Is A Choice.
Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
What is he supposed to do? Give up his sources to a company that bullies journalists? Please, for something to run in print and be corroborated by multiple journalists it is a lock that it is fact. If it wasn't lawsuits would be flying. All BC is trying to do is find a mole/s.
I better elaborate. A story like this the journalist would have to give the report to their editor with details of who his sources are, how accurate those sources have been in the past, etc. The fact that multiple journalists are agreeing with the report it indicates that there are either multiple sources or an extremely reliable source that all of them (trusted and non-trusted journalist) use because he/she/its information is consistently accurate.
This isn't really that big of a story to me, even if it's 100% true. Why wouldn't BC toss around the idea of firing Casey after such a terrible start? I truly believe that Colangelo thought the team would be a serious contender for the playoffs in the East and when they fell flat on their face to start the year, I'm sure the subject of a coaching change was definitely brought up.
Now, whether Colangelo was being completely delusional when he had this team penciled in for ~45 wins before the season began is a completely different topic. However it doesn't surprise me that the idea of firing Casey got kicked around. It's not exactly Phil Jackson we're talking about here. The team was terrible record wise, had a handful of late game collapses and the locker room situation seemed dire as well (team only meeting; Bargnani and Lowry get called out)... would anyone have been shocked if Casey got the axe? Plus Colangelo undoubtedly had eyes on saving his own ass, and blaming DC for the team's shortcomings would have certainly deflected a lot of attention elsewhere.
Simmons was simply creating a stir for attention. Nobody would or should believe otherwise until proved.
Attitude Is A Choice.
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