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  1. BlazerManiac
    BlazerManiac
    Posts: 777

    Posted 03/16/2012 10:30 AM

    Larry Miller was quoted yesterday as saying "

    "Miller said the search for a permanent coach and general manager would begin after the season."

    Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/basketball/nba/03/15/nate.mcmillan.fired.ap/index.html#ixzz1pIkf0C25


    GM has been open since Cho left and one of the best evaluators and coaches is out and available now "Jerry Sloan".  So my question is why wait?  If Paul Allen is really looking toward the future, then start today and get a GM and a coach for the future today.  Sign Jerry Sloan as possible GM and then get Terry Porter from Minnesota to get Rip City back on the Map instead of a door mat.

    Mr. Allen you gutted the franchise yesterday for the future (which in part I agree with (Felton & Crawford are big question marks, but maybe they will flourish under a new coach)).  The future is now and before us. 

    START TODAY, START NOW, SIGN JERRY SLOAN, GIVE HIM WHATEVER HE WANTS.  (Which in turn means you will have to give up control and let the Basketball People who know better return us to Blazermania and Rip City. 

    Mr. Allen, you did it in Seattle with Pete Carroll, now do it with Portland. 

    I am a fan of WES, the heart and soul of the Blazers.
  1. The Unholy
    The Unholy
    Posts: 352

    Posted 03/16/2012 4:00 PM

    it would definitely be more attractive gm job if the team was looking to hire before the draft, but it makes more sense to wait until the offseason to hire a coach just so you can decide what direction you can go by what type of players you can get via draft or free agency. paul allen seems to know what he's doing right now. if it doesnt work then so be it, but at least there seems to be a plan.
    I am a fan of high octane motion offense
  1. uprised
    uprised
    Posts: 136

    Posted 03/19/2012 1:23 PM

    Waiting to get the leadership in place until you fumbled through free agency and the draft is the worst thing they can do.

    Get a compatible coach and GM together now.  Any top level coach should be able to deliver the remainder of this season as well or better than coach K. so you lose nothing there except money which there is no cap on for coaches.  

    Then go into the off-season with a coach and GM who know what kind of players they have, and can aggressively pursue free agents right away.  Then go into the draft with some very nice picks to round out the roster and fill any gaps.  
    I am a fan of winning
  1. Posted 03/19/2012 2:40 PM

    I kinda hope we have a GM before the draft at least. 
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