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La11
01-24-2009, 01:36 AM
Kevin Mchale, Steve Kerr who esle?

lakers4sho
01-24-2009, 01:45 AM
if you meant players who became bad GMs, then MJ would be my pick

chrism516
01-24-2009, 02:01 AM
Isiah Thomas!

innovator
01-24-2009, 02:18 AM
Isiah Thomas!

Young2Kinsler
01-24-2009, 02:22 AM
I mean Isiah Thomas is first on the list, and no one is even in a close 2nd

La11
01-24-2009, 02:27 AM
I mean Isiah Thomas is first on the list, and no one is even in a close 2nd

mchale is up there too

Duncan = Donkey
01-24-2009, 02:35 AM
isiah and MJ are a clear 1&2

oldenpolynice
01-24-2009, 02:39 AM
There are so many to choose from. Ha ha. But, yeah, it's gotta be Isiah, followed closely by McHale. MJ's in the mix too.

hotpotato1092
01-24-2009, 02:39 AM
Isiah but people don't give MJ enough credit, he picked Kwame Brown first overall. He's a very close second to Isiah. Mchale, Elgin Baylor and Steve Kerr round out the top 5.

still1ballin
01-24-2009, 02:50 AM
Isiah

chrism516
01-24-2009, 02:54 AM
I forgot MJ picked Kwame. Man that was dumb! LOL! He still doesn't come close to Isiah though.

Master Mind
01-24-2009, 03:23 AM
mj

Morgan
01-24-2009, 03:55 AM
Kevin Mchale, Steve Kerr who esle?

I don't think Kevin McHale's a bad GM because everytime he takes over coaching the T-Wolves he does pretty good with the same team that coaches fail with. I think he's a bad GM for hiring the wrong coaches but, if he can win with the same team then they can't be that bad. Look what he's doing right now. Damn

THE MTL
01-24-2009, 04:19 AM
Isiah Thomas, Kevin McHale, Michael Jordan, and Steve Kerr.

*Kerr is running the Suns into the ground. They are only good now cause talent like Nash, Amare, Shaq only allows so many losses.

JordansBulls
01-24-2009, 09:48 AM
Isiah Thomas, Kevin McHale, Michael Jordan, and Steve Kerr.

*Kerr is running the Suns into the ground. They are only good now cause talent like Nash, Amare, Shaq only allows so many losses.

Kerr was a role player.

So this has to apply to star guys like Isiah, MJ and Mchale.

kyllonen06
01-24-2009, 09:57 AM
Michael Jordan was terrible at any role and I grew up loving him but....kwami brown as ur first pick...sick

If we are talk any sport tho the offical answer is Matt Millen who yes did play pro football

BTownTeamsRKing
01-24-2009, 10:24 AM
kerr has destroyed the suns.

they should have kept marion and then dealt for j-rich. nash-j-rich-marion-amare! AND1 NBA style

French Suns Fan
01-24-2009, 11:30 AM
Steve Kerr is the worst

IndyRealist
01-24-2009, 12:06 PM
Aww, no Larry Bird?

black1605
01-24-2009, 12:11 PM
Jordan is not the GM of the Bobcats, Rod Higgens is

cheetos185
01-24-2009, 12:16 PM
Kerr was a role player.

So this has to apply to star guys like Isiah, MJ and Mchale.

the title of the thread says which is the worst player turned GM not which is the star player turned into bad GM

While i would say Isiah he was not given a good roster to begin with when he came to NY he turned a old bum roster into a young athletic team and he was working under a dumb owner who wanted win now rather than rebuild he was good at drafting just never hired the right coach to run the team

ink
01-24-2009, 12:24 PM
Steve Kerr is not an example of a bad GM. He's made some bold moves. Some have been successful, some haven't. He needed to change the Suns roster and he had the guts to do that. It's ridiculous how people chirp in together about how "bad" Steve Kerr is without really knowing anything about the moves he's made.

Missing56&33
01-24-2009, 01:07 PM
kerr is doing far worse than Isiah, nobody even likes the guy and he just got there. Isiah took time to be bad but kerr is bad from the start

ink
01-24-2009, 01:17 PM
kerr is doing far worse than Isiah, nobody even likes the guy and he just got there. Isiah took time to be bad but kerr is bad from the start

Funny that there are zero "fire Kerr" threads in the Suns forum ... for example. Maybe it's because they follow the team and know Marion needed to be traded. You can't live in the past. That team was done a couple of playoffs ago.

Comparing Steve Kerr and Isiah Thomas is ridiculous. Isiah never has a plan. Kerr has brought in Matt Barnes, JRich, Grant Hill, drafted for RoLo, gotten rid of Marcus Banks horrible contract, tried to add a big man in Shaq to a lineup that always got beaten by other big men in the playoffs, gotten rid of a complaining Shawn Marion, gotten rid of an inconsistent Boris Diaw, etc, etc. Oh, and the other thing is that unlike Bryan Colangelo, his predecessor, he has actually managed to give the Suns a bench for the first time in a long time.

I'd say that Steve Kerr is by far the most under-rated GM in the league. The people that judge him don't follow the team and don't have a clue about what he's done and how he's rebuilding the franchise. It was time to move on for the Suns.

ink
01-24-2009, 01:21 PM
Jordan, McHale and Isiah are the worst GM's who were once players.

Skylander14
01-24-2009, 01:27 PM
mchale contacted Joe Smith early and lost four first round draft picks because of that I think it was the worse move ever to the worst GM ever and lets see Roy for Foye, ray Allen for Marbury, Mayo for Love+ cap relief, Mario Chalmers for a second round pick so during the draft hes been clueless and teams just rob him with draft day deals

BluejaysFan08
01-24-2009, 01:27 PM
Garth Snow, ISLANDERS

MooseWithFleas
01-24-2009, 01:27 PM
Isiah Thomas /THREAD

ai3theanswer
01-24-2009, 01:39 PM
1. MJ
2. Kevin McHale
3. Isaiah Thomas

Hellcrooner
01-24-2009, 04:56 PM
we all know it but i wont tell, because theres some mode out there that goes loco any time anyone says anithing that is slightly critical about his idol.

cubulls
01-24-2009, 05:02 PM
John Paxson

T.O.Fan:)
01-24-2009, 05:03 PM
has to be thomas ruined raptors and then knicks ... man should be shot

sp1derm00
01-24-2009, 05:14 PM
There are big gaps between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

1. Isiah Thomas: Probably in consideration for worst GM, ex-player or not. He's worlds worse than...

2. MJ: whatever talent MJ had as a player clearly doesn't translate into being a GM.

3. McHale: As bad as he is, Al Jefferson is a real talent and young. KG wasn't gonna take Minny anywhere, Jefferson at least gives them a chance to draft young talent that could allow them to compete. That being said... he's clearly still loyal to the Celtics.

thedfactor
01-24-2009, 05:30 PM
Isiah Thomas then Jordan. Jordan's decision to pick Kwame Brown 1st overall will always show his poor GM skills. As for Thomas well he is just worse than Michael which says enough. Oh and Steve Kerr has really screwed up the Suns.

cheetos185
01-24-2009, 06:01 PM
Isiah was horrible at trading but he wasn't bad drafting he has an edge over mchale and jordan on that but in trading and signing he's worser than them

abe_froman
01-24-2009, 06:54 PM
mj as the worst?? sure he had a horrible draft pick,but no love for baylor? the guy had them every year

rapswin98
01-24-2009, 06:56 PM
jordan and isiah

Bricklayer
01-24-2009, 07:09 PM
I loved Isiah as a player but he has got to be the worst G.M in professional sports I've ever seen, Mike Milbury being a close second.

_Sn1P3r_
01-24-2009, 07:12 PM
Man, just like most, I gotta say Isiah Thomas.

PackerGuru
01-24-2009, 07:20 PM
isiah and MJ are a clear 1&2

i agree, they're the worst

Westbrook36
01-24-2009, 07:25 PM
Mj sucked

CB4AB7VC15
01-24-2009, 08:05 PM
isiah had some good draft picks damon (roy), t mac, lee. by far mchale roy for foye ,love for mayo lol and jordan brown and morison.

DeadMemories
01-24-2009, 08:08 PM
lol, MJ has made some terrible moves.

Kerr also sucks pretty bad.

But IMO, Isiah takes the cake.

kyllonen06
01-24-2009, 09:21 PM
Jordan is not the GM of the Bobcats, Rod Higgens is

I was referring to his wizards days when you call him whatever he made the moves for kwami brown and controlled the team and traded away rip hamilton and sucked at coaching so he got so frustrated that he played again.

ratatat
01-24-2009, 09:32 PM
Kerr was a role player.

So this has to apply to star guys like Isiah, MJ and Mchale.

why

what54!?
01-24-2009, 09:35 PM
Isiah. just wow....