Re: Is Ainge getting raped?
posted at 6/18/2013 3:53 PM EDT
In response to painter's comment:
I know this may belong in the "Fire Ainge" thread but....
This is another example of Ainge's incompetence. I am not in favor of "trading" Doc, nor am I in favor of his leaving; however, Ainge has probably sealed Doc's fate just as he did with Ray Allen. Trying to trade someone says loudly and clearly that the person is not wanted, so what should the player's/coach's thinking be? "If I'm not wanted, why should I stay, no matter how much is said otherwise?" I have no respect for anyone who would treat a loyal employee, or any employee for that matter, with this kind of disregard and insult. His managerial skills leave everything to be desired. Putting these thoughts in Doc and Ray's respective head is typical Birdbrain Ainge - no thought about consequences of his words and actions. What appalling arrogance!
I'm sure that a cadre of coaches and an assistant GM can handle the draft, unless a new GM could be appointed right away.
"They don't put Ws and Ls on the paychecks" - Sidney Wicks
Ainge didn't want Doc so he gave him 5@$7 mil. per? I think Doc's cryptic no answer when asked about his future in Boston is all that we need to know about who wants to leave and why. If Doc doesn't want to be here for a rebuild, fine, I get it. If Ainge wants to move on from KG and Pierce, he is justified after a 1st round playoff exit to a team that wasn't that good. But for Doc to try and parlay his situation into a head coaching job with another team while he's under contract to the Celts is dodgy. It reeks of tampering, but Danny played along so it's too late for him to call foul.
On principle, if I was Danny I'd hold out for the moon from the team that made overtures to Doc while he was under contract. No deal? Fine, move on, buy out Pierce, take KG's cap space and hold Doc hostage until another team wants to pay up. DA knows he needs to move on, but he's doing it on his terms, not Doc's or the LA Clips' terms.