- The team didn't respect Eric Musselman, allegedly because a) he never played in the NBA, b) he has an annoying/grating personality, and c) the DUI. What about 'WNBA-head-coach' scream RESPECT ME? Not a whole lot.
- What would the Theus timeline be? Do you promise him a job in three years? In two? Couldn't he theoretically get a job NOW? Are you essentially giving up for three years if you execute this plan?
A year ago, I threatened to rampage if Whiz got the job (and by all indications, it was rather close to happening). Now? I was dead wrong about Muss, so I'm willing to defer to Petrie's judgment. Having an actual plan - build a defensive team for Whiz, transition to Theus - is better than no plan at all.
I still can't imagine this happening with the respect issues the Kings couldn't overcome this season.
(For the record: Theus' New Mexico State team was around the top third in the nation for offense and defense last year, playing at a speedy pace.)