Originally Posted by Superjudge
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.
True.... but one other point to see is this.... Triano is now apart of the management team in some capacity, and it's likely that he knew he would be. Either Colangelo respects his pedigree, likes him as a man or felt sorry for him, it's likely that Triano didn't want to do anything controversial to disrupt his future position/career path as well. If that's the case, he failed himself.