In the example, which is a never occurring situation because they make a list upfront and the highest available player will be picekd, and I am sure that list even includes teh #1 pick "just in case", it would be Bird's call, however........ DW CAN nay the call.
[color=darkred:585a8b569e]Sure he can, nobody is saying differently. But if he over rules Larry as a talent evaluator Larry is probably gone because he was hired to make those decisions.
Maybe you don't remember, or didn't read them, but there were reports in the IndyStar that Larry disagreed with Donnie when he chose Bender over Shawn Marion, so Donnie made up for it by getting Foster.
I might also point out that Bird really loves the Celtics, but he left there because they wouldn't do what he wanted. Why would it be different here? He respects Red Arubuck(S?) as much as Donnie, but still he left.[/color]
There is a simple structure, CEO : > : President(s) yes there are more, finance is one, bball is another one.
Presidents have a certain power and responsibility, but no carte blanche, The Chief Executive Officer has the final responsibility and if he deems a decision made by another officer of the company detrimental to the company in any way he will have to overturn that decision.
But why are we even discussing this, [color=darkred:585a8b569e] because it's the off season[/color] DW handpicked LB, they are both great bball minds, they agreed in the off-season last year, I have no doubt that they will this year.
[color=darkred:585a8b569e]Their record doesn't aways bare that out.[/color]
Over the coming years more and more undoubtedly DW will leave the entire decision to LB as his retirement nears. For now he will point out what he knows and LB will listen to that, being the "inexperienced" one of the two.
[color=darkred:585a8b569e]I agree, except for where it concerns evaluating basketball players. Bird's been evaluating basketball players to some degree almost his whole life, so he's not inexperienced there.[/color]