Geoff Petrie and Jerry West rank ahead of DW in my book.
West needs no explanation.
But Petri in eight years has taken the Kings from the pits to the pinnacle. I like their chances of winning it all, better than anyone else's including ours. Not saying we, or someone else, can't beat them. Just saying they look to be extremely competitive.
Petrie traded an aging Mitch Richmond for Chris Webber. He acquired Bibby, Christie, Bobby Jackson, Vlade and Brad Miller. And drafted Peja.
Hard to argue with Petrie's volumn of work in the first eight years. Brad Miller's loss may not have affected the ranking of DW for Pacers fans, but the deal has sure elevated the status of Petri in the rankings for SacTown fans.
San Antonio's management has also been excellent. Yes, they got really lucky with no-brainer first overall picks Robinson and Duncan. Still SA has managed their finances extremely well and won a couple of titles. Plus they are poised to compete for another title every year for the forseeable future because of their current talent and cap space.