If he's giving it his all... it just isn't good enough after treading water for almost a decade, with a fluke run to the WCF that was proven a fluke when we got swept out. The fact is Neil should have been fired a long time ago so he needs to do a lot more than the status quo and he just hasn't so far this off season. You can put that on the location of the franchise but in public Neil has made that an excuse. In what way does that help the problem? This dumbass shouldn't be reinforcing the supposed prejudice that NBA players have against Portland, he should be selling the idea that it's a great place live and play. The reason why he is giving into that narrative is that he's either tired of getting told no (in which case fire his ass) or he likes it as an excuse for the fact that he just can't land quality free agents (again that should get his ass fired). So it doesn't matter to me if he's trying or not, if we don't get significantly better from the moves he makes this off season and early season, he will have cost us Dame. I wish and hope he's fired before Dame goes but any way you cut it the guy shouldn't still be here. That's not hate, he just hasn't done what it takes to have ten years as the GM of our team.