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TheHoopsProphet
07-05-2010, 08:11 PM
Isn't it amazing how Michael Jordan, commonly referred to as the greatest player to wear a bulls uniform (though Derrick Rose is closing in judging from the Bulls forum), is relatively incompetent in all other aspects of life. He drafted players like Kwame "Garnett's successor" Brown and Adam "Larry Bird rerun" Morrison, he couldn't hold up an interesting interview to save his life, and he doesn't know how to grow a mustache.

when defining a great point guard we go by a scale of 1 to Magic Johnson, yet when asking about Erwin's greatest quality outside the court, who held a brief coaching stint with the Lakers going well below .500, one can only look to his ability to sport a fasionable suit. Aren't point guard supposedly high IQ players? Yet when he was drawing up on the white boards in the huddle, judging from the plays outside of timeouts, he was probably playing tic tac toe.

Dumars, who went by the nickname Joe D (it has been debated by Pistons fans whether the D stands for Dirt, Duffis, or Deranged), was a hall of fame combo guard for the Bad Boy Pistons. Being a former Finals MVP himself, he decided to trade away Chauncy Billups for a star on the decline who never had a good attitude to begin with. His innumerable bad moves from signs to trades have been one for the books. He is one of the most incompetent GMs to still have a job.

His buddy Isiah have set the Knicks franchise back for years, even though as a player he set the Pistons franchise forward for decades.

Speaking of the Knicks, Patrick Ewing whose hall of fame career was highlighted by great games, near misses, and the ability to sweat like he was giving a huge lecture in his underwear about foreign policy in the middle of the hot Afghan desert, has the itch to coach a professional basketball team. Yet his current job, to teach Dwight Howard anything resembling a post move, has seen less progress then the Afghan war.


Dishonorable Mentions: Adrian Dantley (coaching), Elgin Baylor (GM), Bill Russell (sports announcing), Reggie Miller (sports announcing).

TheHoopsProphet
07-06-2010, 01:48 AM
well?

SMH!
07-06-2010, 01:57 AM
well?

hahah loving that sig

JiffyMix88
07-06-2010, 02:08 AM
hahah loving that sig

lol i was gonna say the samething

Phenomenonsense
07-06-2010, 02:22 AM
Billups had a "behind closed doors" deal to retire in Denver, so we were to eventually trade him there. Taking on AI was the first step towards rebuilding the Pistons. Joe D built a championship team seemingly out of no where. He is a great president, the Pistons are rebuilding and they will be great again in a few years. Though a Rose/Lebron/Bosh/Noah Bulls team may be nearly impossible to beat for a few years.

BradyIsTheMan12
07-06-2010, 04:00 AM
Because being a league exec/coach is more of a numbers game than ever before.

TheHoopsProphet
07-06-2010, 04:07 AM
Because being a league exec/coach is more of a numbers game than ever before.

So if thats the case, why do old school coaches like Popovich, Jackson, and Sloan continue to thrive?

TheHoopsProphet
07-06-2010, 04:11 AM
hahah loving that sig

whats so funny? My Twolves are gonna get him!

PG - Flynn-sanity
SG - Brewer
SF - James
PF - Jefferson Airplane
C - cant buy me Love

CHAMPIONSHIP

dimedrpr
07-06-2010, 04:35 AM
Earvin "Magic" Johnson, not Erwin, has been hugely successful in the business world outside of basketball and is also a part owner of the Lakers. As of 2009, according to Forbes magazine Magic was worth $500 million. Jordan was worth $525 million according to Forbes. I think they have done alright for themselves since they last put up a jumper in the Association.

Venomous88
07-06-2010, 04:44 AM
Earvin "Magic" Johnson, not Erwin, has been hugely successful in the business world outside of basketball and is also a part owner of the Lakers. As of 2009, according to Forbes magazine Magic was worth $500 million. Jordan was worth $525 million according to Forbes. I think they have done alright for themselves since they last put up a jumper in the Association.Seriously, this guy is judging Jordan's success out of basketball on his mustache. This thread is a joke

BradyIsTheMan12
07-06-2010, 05:01 AM
So if thats the case, why do old school coaches like Popovich, Jackson, and Sloan continue to thrive?

These coaches may be old school but they no doubt adapt to the game with the numbers involved. Most of these former players who are GMs/Coaches only see the players and then what they would do in certain situations but not the other side of it.

TheHoopsProphet
07-06-2010, 05:36 AM
These coaches may be old school but they no doubt adapt to the game with the numbers involved. Most of these former players who are GMs/Coaches only see the players and then what they would do in certain situations but not the other side of it.

I'll accept that answer.

/thread

Allstar21
07-06-2010, 05:38 AM
threads a joke

being a GM is as much luck as it is skill