Originally Posted by Goldensilence
Not sure what you mean in not saying there's an advantage with someone at management level who knows what O'Brien is looking for vs Smith.
Maybe I phrased it poorly but that's exactly what I meant. There would have been a definite
advantage to hiring a new GM if he had previously worked with O'Brien to know what sort of players he (O'Brien) liked. My guess is that there wasn't a guy with that background available when they were looking. So Rick Smith got to stay.