Originally Posted by sportstownusa
unless you are Isiah, you consult the coach and usually dont make trades if the coach doesnt approve. And if the GM feels like the coach is a dumbass for not approving, then the coach will get fired.
And why would ANY GM hire a guy who wouldnt want to win a championship?
Pat: Hello Stan, im glad you are taking this job
Stan: yea, me too. I don't have to worry about high expectations.
1 season later:
Pat: Shaq's coming to town.
Stan: ****, i better get out of here. High expectations
LOL, I agree with your perception on that matter.
The first year with Shaq went fine as that wasn't as pressured filled of a situation.
But it was when Riley went and got the personalities like the Antoine Walkers, J-Wills, Gary Paytons, when Stan began to say "uh oh". Thinking he couldn't coach and get all those veterans to respond to him.
And then Riley stating that a team that won 59 games and went to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals despite being hampered by injuries (thigh bruise to Shaq, Wade sustaining the freak rib injury) was not a championship team. And that the guys being acquired the following year(Toine, J-Will, Posey etc) make the Heat a championship team, so anything less is a failure...That's pressure
, So stan said, "I'll let Riley take over with these guys he went out and got.
Was Riley itcing to coach? Hell yes. But he didn't throw Stan under the bus...
And going back to Riley situation now: It's NOT a situation of him taking a break because they Heat are 13-17. The man is in discomfort, hurting, and needed to address it with the surgery. Simple as that.
This isn't a "fax in your resignation" type ordeal ala in New York style....
He'll be out for a couple/few weeks recovering and it'll be a done deal...