Elgin Baylor should be saying thanks to Isiah Thomas… because Zeke has a firm grasp on the title of “biggest management disaster by an all time great player”
Or… does he?
After 22 years in the Clipper organization, Baylor is out as VP of Basketball Operations.
The Clippers have been consistently bad over his entire reign. But somehow, there was always a glimmer of hope. With Isiah Thomas, there was never really any hope. So the question is… who was the bigger disaster: Elgin Baylor’s long-term, consistently bad but oddly hopeful reign in LA…. or Isiah Thomas’ short-term, spectacular blast of failure?