Itís become beyond comical how the Bird antagonists continue to grasp for anything to discount his achievements. I mean, the guy was literally backed into a corner with 4 of the worst contracts in the NBA (Murphy, Dunleavy, Tins, JO). Iím sorry, but no one is going to give you a Tyreke Evans for our crap. He was patient and capitalized where he could (Hibbert, Collison, George Hill, and West). IMO, he also nailed the draft (Hibbert, Hans, George, Lance, AJ, etc). Rush was our only wiff, and itís not like we passed on a franchise player in the process.
Bird has done an excellent job turning a team with no future into one of the most promising young teams in the league.
The funniest thing is that the Bird antagonists never seem to disclose what they would have done differently. Please do so, and be specific (draft, trades, FA, etc).