Re: Are we rebuilding?
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.
Loyalty to any one sports team is pretty hard to justify. ...the players are always changing, the team can move to another city, you're actually rooting for the clothes when you get right down to it.