Forum Game How much longer do you think Olshey deserves?

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How much longer do you think Olshey deserves?

  1. One more summer

    26 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. Two more summers

    15 vote(s)
    23.1%
  3. Three or more

    24 vote(s)
    36.9%
  1. BlazerDuckSeahawkFan94

    BlazerDuckSeahawkFan94 AWOL

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    His 2016 offseason may have just brought us down to being the worst team in our division, how much longer does he deserve in your opinion?
     
  2. JoeImmoji

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    He's good and steady. We should just enjoy that.

    He's like what Ridley Scott is to movies. Good with some great films and he makes the studios profits. If given enough time, he'll get to the 'finals' as a nominee but might not win the big one....at least, not yet.

    Unless a generational talent ala a Scorsese or Coppola comes knocking on our door, there's no reason to give this guy the boot.
     
  3. ripcityboy

    ripcityboy Well-Known Member

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    Think he deserves another summer. But if those contracts can't be moved next summer then give him the elbow out the door.
     
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    Those contracts he gave out, except for turner, were all for young players and you pay a young player for what they will do by the end of their contract not the year after they sign. Evaluating NO would be better done after next year then this year, seeing how Nurk fits int his year and if our retained FA from last year improve at all.
     
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    I think he's doing well with what he has to work with. This is a tough market to sell NBA players on.

    I'm not sure who we could get that would be better... So why make a move?
     
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    Even Denver got Milsap.... Denver. Is this place like Norther Exposure or something?!
     
  7. BlazerDuckSeahawkFan94

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    I blame white Californians
     
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    He knows how to talk up agood game. That doesn't mean that he's a good GM.
     
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    I'd give him exactly 599 more days. The trade line for the 2018-2019 season. His last real move brought us Nurkic and this off season just started. Very young team, 3 stars, I think a year and half is fair to see what he's built.
     
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    I thought you guys wanted to build through the draft? If Collins and Swanigan turn out to be studs then Neil will be here for a while.
     
  11. Chris Craig

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    He deserves at least one more summer. He has made no promises we were going to win a championship this season, last season, or the one before that. I think he has done pretty well with what he has had. That said, the contracts he handed out last summer to Turner, Crabbe, and Meyers are looking worse by the day. He's been on a three or four year plan to get us back contending. I'd say that leaves him a year.
    I like Olshey he's a realistic guy. He knows what he is doing for the most part. He can definately talk the talk. The question is whether he can walk the walk. That is yet to be seen. Liking the guy and what he has to say only goes so far. Still.
    We are all giving him a lot of shit. Complaining that he is doing nothing. Just because we havent made a trade doesnt mean he hasnt been working the phones like a man possesed. I know he's not going to make a trade unless he knows it will benefit this team. For the time being I say keep him. Besides who else is out there to replace him that will do better? Would you guys rather have Phil Jackson?
     
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  12. Chris Craig

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    He got lucky with that move
     
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    But flexibility and assets. olsheys fucking buzzwords along with upside and influx.

    One more summer
     
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    I don't believe. And haven't for a few years. I don't believe this market is as bad as he tries to shoulder it off as. I don't believe he buys into it and hasn't since day one. If you don't believe in something. You can't sell it. He's a large market guy that took this job because Paul Allen gave him an offer he couldn't refuse at the time. The market problem and the inability to attract free agent is a Neil Olshey problem. Not a Portland problem and has been since day one.

    You top that off with the lack of creativity he has shown in the last five years when it comes to the draft. Absolutely getting nothing with our assets in 2015 and then over paying a bunch players in 2016 to salaries they weren't worth. It's like BG said, he's full of hot air. He has 80% of you and Mr. Allen buffaloed. Bottom line, he can't sell it. To the Free Agent. To the opposing General Manger. To anyone important that could play a key role to getting this team to where I think this organization wants to get to.

    It's way, way, wayyyy time for him to go. He's had five years. Wasted resources. Lots excuses and nothing to show for it.
     
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    I believe he will make a trade before training camp. I think he waiting for FA dies down before he works for trade.
     
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    I think we need someone who thinks outside the box. We need maybe a Peter Brand type. Someone who understands our limitations. If that comes from someone inside the organization, so be it.
     
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    His trade for Nurkic was the best in the NBA last year. And Nurkic is better than Milsap or Butler or even Paul George actually. And he's younger than all three.
     
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    Yea, Nurkic is better than three players that have been all stars, and one thats been an MVP candidate.
     
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    Again Olshey got lucky. He made that trade for the pick.
     

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