i did not say such a thing. i just said that jim has to trust mitch because mitch has shown his ability to pull off crazy trades. nobodu believed it when we got gasol, nobody did when we got paul. so all im asking for is a little tust in your gm. i know the economical issues but a final appearance can make up to it dont ypu think?
I think you may not understand how this works. It isn't as if Jim tells Mitch to go out and make the Lakers better, and Mitch comes back with a list of ideas for final approval. If anything, final approval still resides with Jerry -- and likely will for a few more years to come. But the notion that Mitch unilaterally came up with the Gasol trade and CP3 deal, and that he had to convince Jimbo to approve it, is simply not accurate. There is no question of trust here; they both have shared personnel decisions roughly equally for about 6-7 years now. Everything that you think Mitch has done right, Jim has likely had a hand in too. This goes for the bad stuff as well.
And just to clear things up, it wasn't Mitch or
Jim's idea to trade for Gasol. But you can bet they were wise to move on it as quickly as they did, because that decision netted the organization 2 championships.
The CP3 deal, and every minor deal in between, is not so different. There is no hierarchical relationship here that requires Mitch draw up grand proposals and present them to Jim each time he has an acquisition in mind. Can you imagine what a drain of resources that would be, and the sort of competitive disadvantage it would put the Lakers at if they worked that way?
But fans have clung desperately to this myth, because it gives them a scapegoat for failure. Any time something bad happens, blame Jimbo. Any time something good happens, it's Mitch succeeding in spite of constraints placed on him by incompetent ownership.
Know this: whatever goes down this Summer, for better or for worse, is on Jim as much as it is Mitch.
Edited by Read React, June 21, 2012 - 09:51 PM.