The brand of basketball colangelo envisioned would have been a great thing had it worked. Unfortunately, it didn't and now we're back to a more conventional style. I would love to see one day a team like the suns dominating the league though.
As for the gm selling the team, not sure i understand the negative comments. Basketball is a massive retail business these days, one of the main job requirements of any gm is to sell the product. Of course, having a great star makes the job a lot easier, but ultimately you have to get fans to buy ina any roster, otherwise any rebuilding team would be doomed financially.