Chad Ford Sums Up The GM Search
During a live chat today, ESPN.com Insider Chad Ford takes a question
, as we often do here at Trail Blazers HQ, about the general manager search, and he makes a very salient point that seems to get lost in the shuffle when people concern themselves with how long the process is taking.
What's up with the Blazers search. It's going on forever, again!
Chad Ford (1:19 PM)
Given that they've had 3 different GMs the last three years, I think you can understand why they are treading carefully to try to make sure they find the right person. They've interviewed Jeff Bower and David Morway. Sounds like they want to talk to at least one more candidate. I think they feel like they have enough organization in place to be patient.
Thank you Mr. Ford.
It takes time to find the right guy. I think the team learned something about the process the last time around, and they're trying to apply those lessons to this GM search. It there's not a competent team in place, maybe the team rushes to make a decision. But when you've got experienced executives manning the ship, you have the luxury of going through the paces. After all, it's expensive, not to mention emotionally taxing, to make a mistake. We learned that the last time.