Scully, its part of the game he signed up for, its a regular occurrence in the NBA nd it's how they do things. It's for this reason (Carp) that he didn't leave. You just accept your future and ride it out.
he didn't have the "hammer" because he wasn't given a Hammer.
I'm not saying he's Red Auerbach, I'm saying, the concepts and approach the new guy have aren't so different, you are just allowed to do things different when you have the Authority to do so.
Now, if you wanna compare, Casey has a ring. Period. Players seem to like that and so culturally they will respect it. So ya, Casey is gonna get a bit more cooperation and thats a VERY good thing for us fans.