Never saw that coming....
Never saw that coming....
2013 Pacers Digest NBA 2K13 Champion (Xbox 360)
Interesting take on Kahn.
His drafting of three point guards is still hilarious though, not sure if it's worse than Hawks wasting 3 consecutive years drafting Small Forwards (Sheldan Williams, Josh Childress Marvin Williams Josh Smith, at least one panned out).But for the occasional Sam Presti or R.C. Buford, GMs basically all have Kahn-like collections of mistakes in their records. A third of the league is out of contention every season largely because of self-inflicted wounds; the NBA transaction list is littered with trades that were destined to fail from day one. How much better could the Kings be? What about the Suns, Nets, Wizards, Pistons and Raptors?
Kahn might belong on your poster of front-office incompetence. But surely not alone, and he surely doesn't even get to kneel in front holding the game ball. He's the king when it comes to making a spectacle of poor decision making. But when it comes to actually making the decisions, plenty of others have done worse.
Last edited by immortality; 05-03-2013 at 01:51 AM.
That's exactly why it doesn't make sense to me. I'd think Phil would want his coaching tree to survive and prosper, and Shaw really seems the best qualified of his former assistants. Even posters like us could see that his likely answer is "Shaw". So why should the Pistons bother with a consulting fee and not just hire Shaw directly?
It could mean as little as the Pistons just wanting to be associated with PJ, even if it's just a tiny bit (doesn't make much sense to me though). Or it could mean a larger role for PJ later on. Maybe the Pistons are having cold feet about firing Pistons legend Dumars. PJ supposedly wants full control of whichever franchise he goes too, so really can't see him coexisting with Dumars in the Pistons FO.
Ok, let the theories begin. I'll get it out there to start. Retired? yeah right, he was so bad that Carlisle quietly asked him to resign please. Everyone hated him of course.
He is 62 years old
Come on UB you don't need to get all cranky we know you are going to miss his beautiful face
Just a question, since Phil Jackson wants a GM/President type of role and he gets one with any team besides Lakers, wouldn't that be a conflict of interest since his fiancé/wife owns a majority share of the Lakers
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Philadelphia has reached agreement with Houston assistant GM Sam Hinkie to be the 76ers new GM, league source tells Y! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 10, 2013
Twitter says he's basically exactly what you'd think a Morey assistant to be, all analytics all the time.
And Brandon Roy got waived, so that's gotta REALLY be it for him this time. Shame.
Hearing first 2 promises of 2013 Draft: Dennis Schroeder & Giannis Antetokounmpo both given 1st round guarantees sources say.— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) May 16, 2013
also, per Chad Ford on espn radio, the Schroeder promise comes from a mid round team. In case you didn't read that thread on this forum / don't remember, Schroeder was projected to go to the Pacers at one point and there was some discussion about it here. Anyway, that possibility seems dead.
I want Antetokounmpo just to hear Quinn Buckner say it multiple times a game
Billy Hunter sues Derek Fisher
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/92...t-derek-fisherOusted NBA players' association executive director Billy Hunter alleges in a lawsuit that president Derek Fisher had a secret deal with owners during the 2011 lockout that benefited himself, his publicist and certain players.
Hunter contends that Fisher undermined Hunter's efforts to make an agreement and interfered with his position by secretly negotiating with select owners in violation of union bylaws.
The suit says owners were aided by Fisher when they locked out players in July 2011 after the expiration of the last collective bargaining agreement. It says the veteran guard realized he could have been on his last contract as a player, so he wanted to secure a "soft landing" after his career by keeping good relations with the league and team owners, even while Hunter was committed to a firm stance.
"Unbeknownst to Hunter, however, Fisher was secretly negotiating with the Certain Owners -- on his own and without any authority -- to settle the negotiations on terms less favorable to the players," the suit says.
draft combine measurements
Rudy Gobert at 9'7'' reach
Lots of short point guards
Cody threw down a 37.5 inch max vert today apparently. A full 1.5 inches more than Mason plumlee. And he ran by far the fast spring of any of the bigs, 3.15 seconds.
Even crazier, Cody did a 35.5 inch standing vert, Mason did 30.5 inches. Cody is measuring really well from an athletic standpoint.
"I had to take her down like Chris Brown."