therealdeal wrote:Exactly, the dynamic in the FO that Jim has full rein just really is all speculation.
Do you guys really think Jerry would allow his son to have full control of a 100 million dollar budget and what his quite literally the livelihood of that family? Do you think Jerry would just give control over to the guy without having any control whatsoever?
In fact, when Brown was fired many people thought it was Jerry would made the final call. You guys don't think Jerry would then have a say in D'Antoni's hiring? Things just don't add up when we as fans start making those assumptions about the front office.
Ok, we can agree on that.
therealdeal wrote: When the Lakers approached him he should have said without hesitation: "I want this team, I can make them a Champion." Instead he needed a few days to mull things over? To me, that means he's done. To me, that means he isn't up for the job.
Those are just words. Anyone who has been a manager and hired/fired people for any amount of time knows that. (cheap shot at Jim? )
I'm sure MDA said words to those effect and look where we are.
I'd take the guy who has proven he can do it over the guy who talks a good game about what it MIGHT be like to do it.