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Can we now all agree that Phil would have been a nightmare GM?

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#41 MaceWindu



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Posted July 04, 2017 - 09:23 PM

What a humbling experience he must have had in NY

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Posted July 04, 2017 - 09:38 PM

Humbling himself is Zen philosophy. Maybe it's why he took the job in the first place.  ;)

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Posted July 05, 2017 - 02:21 PM

It's NYC, so the expectations are sky high, and you inherit a roster with an aging superstar, lack of picks, big payroll and minimal talent on the roster.


Phil had a choice to either; 1) clear cap space and then bring in some veteran FAs to try to be competitive; or 2) blow it up and start over.  Because its NYC, he chose #1.  I think he should have insisted on #2 as a condition of taking the job, this was always a 5+ year rebuild project.


All that being said, he is still responsible for 2 bad/ mediocre coach hires, a couple of patently terrible vet contracts, and a couple of just awful trades. 

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Posted July 05, 2017 - 03:32 PM

Geezer! Sup my man. Well said. You ready for more frustration this year lol

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