I honestly can't see Miami coming in at 1 but I'm not ready to give that spot to Chicago or Cleveland and Indy is clearly out. Yea my list is kind of ****ed up.
And yes we have had a leadership change, but so have other teams, like the pistons, does that factor in for them as well? and if so, why not move them up the ladder into a playoff spot?
I don't think cleveland, miami, chicago, or the wizards can get crushed in the first round unless they are playing each other... the teams outside of the top 4 are not crushing anyone... and the east may be wide open, but not for the likes of the knicks and boston, and detroit... it is wide open at the top, for teams like the bulls, cavs and maybe the heat with a couple of surprises from teams like the wizards and maybe toronto...My logic is any team that makes the playoffs and gets crushed in the first round isn't all that better than the three teams that didn't make the playoffs. We're talking a difference of 2 to 6 games that can change everything.
lets not forget charlotte who was a playoff team and added lance stephenson...
The knicks have a lot of teams to climb and those teams are YOUNGER, more talented and deeper....
The knicks did what a lot of fans wanted them to do.. and that is overpay carmelo, and continue to buy into the pipe dream that after 13 years carmelo will deliver a team to the promise land along with his sidekick (to be determined after free agency)...
the knicks continue to sell that dream. and it is one of the best or worse(depending on how you look at it) used car salesman jobs I have ever seen..
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We hired Phil Jackson as President which gave us a A+ grade.
Phil Jackson Fires the Knicks coaching-staff which gave us a A+ grade.
Phil hires coaching-staff colleague for the Knicks coaching-staff which gave us a B+ grade.
Owner Dolan gave Melo a $124M 5 yr contract with half the $62M payment in advance which gave us a FAILURE grade.
When it comes to Amare knees, they sure looked well when we increased his playing time minutes in the 16-5 run to end the season. Amare's going to put up some winning numbers in a triangle-offense, especially with Rambis as the big-man coach.
Now don't get me wrong could he have taken greater risks gaining a stronghold in mobile/social computing technology, sure quite possibly
But so many leading execs and professionals left Microsoft and like companies(Apple-IBM-HP-Dell) to spearhead-transform those such as Google/Android/Facebook/Samsung/Twitter/ etc etc. There's no way to monopolize all these markets as 1 CEO. It's called a competitive free enterprise system, one in which he did extremely well in.
Ballmer did nothing as the CEO of MSFT esp. when you consider MSFT had such a dominant position in the industry. He took over from Gates in 2000 and the stock wallowed in the 13 years he was CEO. Since he retired the stock is up about 33%, investors cheered the day the guy left.
I sure hope he does more for the Clipper fans and the team than he did for Microsoft and its stockholders.
But lets look at it this way.. most fans will agree that sterling as been a disaster of an owner... yet, the clippers are still one of the top teams in the east.. I will bet my money that ballmer will be a better owner, and even if slightly better , the clippers will be that much better with him...
I think he now becomes the richest owner in the NBA..
it was a good company before/during/after his tenure... but was only making $$$ for the shareholders b4 and after his tenure...
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Share's took a downward turn right before he exited but if they are showing signs of recovery it largely has to do with what he left behind.