May 20, 2004

Golden State Warriors fire Musselman - target Stanford's Mike Montgomery as coach.: New boss Chris Mullin is shaking things up. Did Musselman deserve to go? I don't know, but the scuttlebutt says he wasn't Mullin's guy. Montgomery would certainly generate some interest in the team and fuel optimism. Further speculation: drafting Josh Childress. (but they don't need another 2-3-4 position player, they need a point guard)

posted by msacheson to basketball at 09:06 AM - 6 comments

You can have Travis Best if you let us have Dampier. C'mon. Please? I'll even toss in Fin. It'll be interesting if Montgomery comes in. It's been a while since we've had a fairly prominent NCAA coach try to make in the NBA, only to fizzle out in a blaze of futility.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:50 PM on May 20, 2004

Doesn't everybody. If they agree with that sentiment Ben Gordon should be in their lottery range though and would fit that shoe a bit better. Both he and Childress should be pretty close. My question with Gordon would be how will he mesh into an NBA team. He needed an alarming amount of prodding to act like a star in college. I have a feeling he might be slow bloomer unless he comes in shooting the ball with passion. Hey it's the lottery though, they could get that first pick and take anyone they want. Enjoy the suspense!

posted by YukonGold at 02:02 PM on May 20, 2004

The Mercury News had two columnists write on this rumor today. Skip Bayless, being his usual negative self, said it was stupid on both sides. Hard to argue with him, for a change.

posted by billsaysthis at 06:22 PM on May 20, 2004

I strongly dislike Skip Bayless, just for his overall tone and yelling when on KNBR 680.

posted by msacheson at 08:30 PM on May 20, 2004

msacheson, you listen to those fools?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:08 PM on May 20, 2004

If they agree with that sentiment Ben Gordon should be in their lottery range.... Was anybody else alarmed at how poor Gordon's ball-handling abilities were in the Final Four, when presumably he will have to handle the ball a lot more often in the NBA?

posted by smithers at 07:54 AM on May 21, 2004

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