Come on rumble hindsight's 20/20, he's been made out to be the scapegoat by the local media and everyone's bought in. He clearly wasn't great but he's no where near as bad as people make him out to be. The last two years especially he has been one of if not the best G.M.'s in the league with cutting the fat, they don't have a single bad contract left on the roster how many NBA teams can say that?
The Marbury thing did work too by the way in case you forgot, but I guess he should have gotten a full Psycho analysis done on a college kid too. Brandon over Billups had very little to do with McHale, he offered him a deal and he wanted to stay but Flip wanted to start Brandon over Billups and all Billups wanted was a starting spot so figure out where you wanna drop the blame between those two quit letting people like Sid Hartman and Bob Sansevere do your thinking for you.
And with the whole not liking to travel for the coaching gig, seems like the media blew that one out of proportion as well because it really seems like he wanted to come back. Not to mention he played a long productive career in a much more brutal NBA than we have today, so I guess personally I can see where his back may have been acting up riding in a plane seat every other day.
Chris, I acknowledge McHale did a good job the last couple years unloading bad contracts, but how does that make the team more competitive and fun to watch. Also who was responsible for the bad contracts (Marko Jaric) to begin with (I admit Taylor probably played a role in the bad contracts).
Sure Flip wanted Brandon as a starter, but McHale was the boss, that's why I said he should have traded Brandon, then Flip would have to start Billups. Don't forget, before the Wolves let Billups go Brandon already had said he wanted to spend the last couple years of his contract as a backup!
As for Marbury, like I said, the night of the draft there were ESPN analysts saying Marbury would want to end up back in New York, this wasn't hindsight on the part, or the Milwaukee GM who traded him for Ray Allen. By the way, how did the Marbury trade work, you mean that one playoff appearance but he went BABY!
By the way, I was trying to be nice, I didn't even get into Josh Howard/Doodi Ebi, Brandon Roy/Randy Foye and Danny Granger/Rashad McCants!