Friday, August 04, 2006

Jaynes Quote

You've probably already read this quote from Dwight Jaynes:

>>It’s amusing that Patterson and the people at Vulcan have been trying to sell us on this basketball-as-a-business concept. The idea that Allen has to keep an eye on the bottom line and run this team as a business.

But that’s not happening here. What kind of a business move was this? His credibility with the NBA, with potential buyers and with his landlord have dipped lower than the president’s approval rating.

And Allen is not saying what his motivations and plans are. We don’t know what’s going on. In the absence of his excuse we’re forced to dream up our own rationale for some very weird and erratic behavior. Draw your own conclusions, but I’d go with a combination of eccentricity, immaturity and nuttiness. Or maybe just wealthy arrogance.

And let me ask you this: Would you want to do business with him? Do you feel, as a fan, you could trust him with your heart or your money?

I do not see, at this point, how you could.<<

He makes a good point. Part of the fallout from this is that if and when the team is ever offered for sale again mostly you're going to hear the sounds of crickets.

--Dave (


Blogger BLAZER PROPHET said...

In business, things change. Would he have put the team up for sale had the Sonics been sold first? Probably not. Everybody is jumping on the 'kill PA' bandwagon, but I think it best to apply some common sense here.

12:24 PM  
Anonymous fatty said...

agreed mr.prophet agreed...

1:40 PM  

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