Originally Posted by LX
At the end of the day - whatever it takes to get the sale through, and a s quickly as possible. This isn't the kind of shit that comes easy. Once it's done we're looking at ownership with a greater incentive to win, and not just put bums in seats. And that could have a much greater impact than anything Colangelo might be able to do.
BC+MLSE was pretty useless. It would be nice to see him have a shot with another prospective owner, and by the kinds of things he was saying on Monday, it's possible that he was making a pitch to a possible ownership that was wary of past results. He seemed pretty bent on being open and honest and showing his ability to handle the prpcess he has begun.
1. What if we end up with a dink of an owner who sees MLSE as a money making vehicle first....i.e. this is one of the few NBA money makers, so hire a cheap-ass GM and pocket the change. If Colangelo already has a contract in place, you don't have a puppet to try only to get you between 8th and 10th place every year, keeping bums in the seats. hmmmm Quebec teachers fund? Three legged hobbits pension plan?
2. Colangelo does have some pride, self respect and common sense. Hang him out there to dry too long and a team that is not so concerned about profit- New York? - snatches him up and we are left with fast-talking Bob the rookie GM who needs to learn the ropes at $750,000/yr.