A Full Third of NAH Teams Now Seeking General Managers 8 GMs got the axe on Winnowing Wednesday
The great purge of front offices around the league claimed no less than eight general managers this morning, whacking the Toronto Raptors, the Orlando Magic, the Washington Wizards, the Dallas Mavericks, the Houston Rockets, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Portland Trailblazers, and the Utah Jazz - each one a lottery team and/or one that underachieved greatly relative to its talents. Along with the league receivership Minnesota Timberwolves and Sacramento Kings, that means 10 teams are without leadership heading into the offseason.
"It's a tough situation," said a higher-up at NAH corporate headquarters in Las Vegas. "But it's necessary for the continued growth and vitality of the league, particularly one that hasn't seen quite the attendance records or buzz we hoped for in our first season. We definitely need to amp up our visibility in our second year, and really bring the fans in. As it stands, people were so turned off by the dissolution of the NBA, that we averaged fewer fans than an independent wrestling federation."
No word yet on potential replacements, as the league office is still trying to work out the mechanics of a scouting combine and is in the process of opening up the trade office again.
I've been in so many leagues that starter and then quit after one season because of GM uninterest. The leagues that last hold onto the core that are really intrested and then add to them, much like you build a teaam. It will take a number of seasons to establlich a tradition nd history that interests people and gives the faith that if the try and build a team the league will last long enough for that to happen. I have faith in the Admins here that they will tough out the first few seasons and make this a stable league. Media is really important in building that sability. WRITE PEPOLE!