Well, I believe that you get what you pay for. When you have a board tasked with over-seeing a billion dollar program, not to mention the importance of educating our children, these board members need to make a decent salary.
These are different times and circumstances, the job is too big and too importance to see it as a voluntary, part time position.
Let's raise the pay so that more qualified people will want to serve.
@someguy: That's what she said. (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
I agree with you on the desire to win a championship. It takes a lot of good fortune.
Even OKC hasn't won a championship yet, even though they have the second best player in the league and a second Top 10 player.
It takes having a veteran team, great players, and some good fortune with injuries. It's also always going to be more difficult in a market like Memphis that doesn't naturally draw free agents.
To the question on the Clippers series...if you remember correctly, he made some lineup choices that were really, really suspect. Two examples off the top of my head: Tony Allen on the bench for the majority of the run in the ridiculous collapse in game 1. Best defensive stopper seems to be a good choice when a huge lead is dwindling. Also, trotting out Gilbert Arenas and Hamed Haddadi to start the 4th quarter of a GAME SEVEN at home seems a little odd...of all times to rest the guys...4th quarter of game seven at home in a close game doesn't seem like the best timing.
Saying Joerger is better honestly has more to do with my opinion of Hollins than anything Joerger has done - which is probably unfair. Joerger hasn't done anything to make me feel strongly either way. But I feel like Hollins was VASTLY overrated by this fan base...he won when the roster got better. Very simple. It wasn't Hollins who won us games, it was the players. When we had losing seasons, we generally had rosters that weren't good enough. What about the 2010-11 season? Remember how that started? We didn't get above .500 until February...was Hollins a god of coaching then?
It's really confusing to me the praise Hollins has gotten. Has he done a good job? Yes. WCF? Awesome. But don't kid yourself, Lionel Hollins was never and is not the answer. He was an adequate coach and he had success in his last couple of years with the Grizzlies. I like Lionel generally, just don't buy the over-the-top love he gets for riding an awesome roster (and yes, two all-star bigs, the best perimeter defender in the league, a top-ten(ish) point guard, and a couple of quality rotation guys is an awesome roster).
The bottom line is - the Grizzlies have been playing without their most important player (the stats and everyone's eyeballs can see that). Our defense and offense are way better with him. So when you're most important player goes down...you lose. The panic I've seen from "fans" is pathetic. It's people finding what they were hoping to find going into the season. People who loved Hollins wanted to feel right. So Joerger, management, players, etc. get no breaks, no mercy, no benefit of the doubt. Everyone chill! The Grizzlies will be fine.
Why couldn't the sign Chris Johnson who can knock down 3s?
I knew they were about to sign someone from the Vipers as Hollinger was recently at some of their games. They got the wrong Johnson!
Where you're eating? Heck, I can't even tell what you're eating.
Good stuff, Kevin.
You know, I keep thinkin'...not re-signing Lionel Hollins was the right thing to do at the wrong time. But make no mistake, that bullet wound in Mr. Hollins' foot was self-inflicted.
Go Grizz. Go Tigers. Go Redbirds. Go Riverkings.
Go Memphis and happy holidays to all.
grizzfan..."Trading half the bench, trading Rudy, and letting go of Hollins cut cost but didn't make the team better."
Trading Rudy Gay absolutely, in every measurable way, made the team better. Fact.
Great article, Kevin!
It's funny how OTP implies that the neighborhoods around Lamar and Airways or S. Third and Belz are full of people so violent and unruly that the police can't even manage a parking lot in the area, yet OTP insist that everyone else is the racist.
Funny as hell.
The Reparation$ Caucus meets. This scab-pulling won't stop until payback is complete.
That's what I like about Councilmember Flinn - he gets things done.
"Julius, you sound just like a bigot, the more you post, the more it becomes evident!"
HUH, ... me???? You're the one who is legendary for spotting illusionary racists around every corner, up in the trees and hiding under cars.
BTW, please show me one instance where I have said anything about race, ok???
I would love to see Julius at the Kroger Store, Lamar at Airways or Southgate, South Third at Belz, asking people that are parked in handicapped spots if they have their papers and if they receive Snap benefits. Hell, I will take him over there to see that! LOL
I thought you didn't venture west of Parkway???
Posted by CL Mullins:
"Southgate...., jeez I think I sold hot dogs out of a plastic there when I was a teenager."
Try it now!
"Corondolet" is a word I haven't heard since early childhood.
@ CL Mullins
"I forget what was this discussion about?"
Corondolet, Lowenstein's and what ever happened to Mr. Bingle? I heard he moved to Louisiana.
I have told you I respect you and appreciate your offering perspectives, which I may not have considered. However, when one goes to a self-defined, "Craig Steiner is a writer and political activist from Denver, Colorado. He is a member of the vast right-wing conspiracy now active in the country." Someone, Bruce VanWyngarden might possibly describe as, " Limbaugher cheese II, just not as well distributed as the original"and rightfully so, just to try to avoid admitting the rather inconsequential point that the Federal Budget can be balanced it is cause for concern.
This isn't a disagreement of opinion or a differing interpretation of facts. It is a denial of fact. I have given you FactCheck and other reputable sources, yet you come back with a "wackadoodle" and "gibberish":
"The response from Federal officials to this: well, we feel sorry for all of the people and damage that was done, however, the federal role here is very limited, for there is nothing left in the budget to give to this state. "
I know living in Memphis, we have little evidence of it, but projects can come in early and under budget. Much more often we experience the opposite, late and OVER budget. But it does happen. So it is with Government budgets. When budget overruns occur, then the argument of whether it was realistic and unforeseeable or poor management can commence. BTW, it doesn't mean you can't use reserves or even go into debt, when needed.
"But, the truth is the truth. It stands on it's own merit."
Well, at least you got that right.
Southgate...., jeez I think I sold hot dogs out of a plastic there when I was a teenager. There's a memory that just might turn me vegan. And of course Katz was and Lamar and Airways.... I forget what was this discussion about?
You mean you go as far west as the parkways? Hell, I don't even venture that far west. I guess it none like the brave!
I would love to see Julius at the Kroger Store, Lamar at Airways or Southgate, South
Third at Belz, asking people that are parked in handicapped spots if they have their papers and if they receive Snap benefits. Hell, I will take him over there to see that! LOL
I love the interchanges between OTP and JuliusJones. As someone who seldom ventures outside of the Parkways, I enjoy using Google Maps to see just what the hell they're talking about, and as a result come to know better this special city of ours.
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