“I think you’re going to see more and more shorter term stuff in our league,” he said. “Just because the access now, there’s so much media availability and everything else. There’s just so many bloggers; everybody’s got an opinion. There’s all kinds of stuff going on. Sometimes that starts forming the opinion of people in front offices, too, and owner. It’s been kind of a crazy year so far.”
If Kevin McHale lets morons like me influence his opinion on who will stay and who will go, then he needs to be banned from every front office forever. If I’m an owner, and I’m hear McHale say bloggers start forming the opinion of people in front offices… then I’m not even calling him for an interview.
Being a GM means you tune all that crap out. You don’t listen to the fans and their overreactions. You don’t read the columnists who will often take bombastic approaches just to sell papers or drive ratings. As a GM, you evaluate your coach and your talent based on everything you see… and everything fans and columnists don’t get to see. If you’re letting the bloggers and writers influence your opinion… then you’re a horrible GM. And if your owner is the one reading that stuff… you need to have the sack, and intelligence, to explain to him that the fans and writers are wrong… and here’s why.
You’ll see a backlash today on the web as bloggers defend themselves… but the bigger issue is the tacit admission that general managers, perhaps McHale in particular, are influence by what we write.
Ugh, it kills me to write this stuff about such a pure Celtic. Just kills me.
By the way: What do all 6 fired head coaches have in common with Doc Rivers? They all have the same agent… and Doc is the only head coaching client that agent has left that still has a team.
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