As much as I love this team, we are an absolute joke in this league. Getting Phil Jackson involved in any capacity in the organization would go a long way into changing the reputation of the team. Jackson would also probably have considerable influence when it comes to attracting coaches and free agents. It makes too much sense on too many levels.
I realize we haven't been especially good at anything yet, but I don't think we're a joke. We are an expansion franchise, the little brother, no identity. Name one expansion franchise that has won a championship in its first 15 years, hell 20 years. We've made some mistakes sure but we also haven't caught a single break since our inception. No number one overall, no officiating help, etc. I don't look at it like were a joke, but rather just taking our little brother lumps. We're getting kicked around a bit but its part of growing up.
It still sucks and I don't know when we "grow up" but I do think changing to the Hornets would speed up that process immensely.
Into the crevasse!
"Climb down Lemon, Climb down"
Last edited by Scrapper1; 04-26-2013 at 12:31 PM.
" It's rare i listen to people who never been in my position, a caterpillar can't relate to what an eagle envisions"
Michael Jordan the Basketball player is the measuring stick of excellence.
Michael Jordan the owner is not.
Like it or not- MJ is considered a failure and even a laughing stock for his accomplishments as an owner.
We (the fans of this team) are some of the few that get "it" in terms of why we are so bad right now but, the rest of the nation and the media see MJ the owner as a joke from the building a winning team perspective. (MJ has done a nice job on the business side with the team and trying to reach out to the community).
MJ won't get the credit for building a winner. Hell just look at this board and look back at the hiring of CHO and how everyone likes to build Cho up as the mastermind behind this rebuild. "In Cho I Trust" has been given as a reason for support of this team's decisons. ( I know that MJ is responsible for hiring CHO- I'm talking about perception and who gets the "credit").
Ultimately everything is MJ responsibility- I'm saying that when things go wrong- The Media loves to point at MJ and how terrible he is as an owner but, when things turn around ( and they will). I bet the media will be kissing the ass of Cho or Phil Jackson or insert a name for helping turn around the worst team in the history of basketball after all of MJ's "mistakes".
I'm not saying that's how I feel but, that's how I think it will be portrayed in the media.
Maybe I'm missing something but, besides prestige, what would having Phil in our front office really get us? He's one of the greatest COACHES ever. Why does that ensure he'd be a good front office guy? That rarely works in the NFL. MJ was one of the greatest players ever and that hasn't exactly transalated to roaring successes in the front office.
Maybe he'd be great but the presumption that he will be is rather pollyanna.