Thursday, May 29

Sund

Lots of folks are chiming in about Atlanta's decision to tab Rick Sund as their general manager.

But look at this from another perspective: Sund's greatest crime in the eyes of Sonic fans was selecting Robert Swift, Johan Petro, and Mo Sene with successive first-round draft choices.

Well, inasmuch as the Hawks are without draft choices this year (that's right, they're absent from the first and second rounds), isn't this a perfect situation for Sund?

To convolute an oft-repeated cliche, if Rick Sund makes a bad draft choice and there is no draft, does that draft choice make a sound?

3 comments:

AK1984 said...

Rick Sund failed with the Dallas Mavericks, the Detroit Pistons, and the Seattle SuperSonics; he'll fail with the Atlanta Hawks, too.

Why do NBA franchises hire washed-out retreads? Shit, it must be due to the good ol' boy network; that's the only explanation.

AK1984 said...

Rick Sund failed with the Dallas Mavericks, the Detroit Pistons, and the Seattle SuperSonics; he'll fail with the Atlanta Hawks, too.

Why do NBA franchises hire washed-out retreads? Shit, it must be due to the good ol' boy network; that's the only explanation.

Anonymous said...

In this case I think he was willing to take the salary / years they wanted to offer. And probably the owner input they want to give. And get off the coach's back.

Sund apparently knows how to talk to and make owners comfortable. He stays out of the paper. He seems like a nice enough guy.

He got in the door, had early success then milked his inside status for his own security as well as anyone.

Below average results but above average corporate skills.