Shams: Olshey being investigated for workplace misconduct

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  1. Wizard Mentor

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    Two weeks ago. Shams names been atop the forum ever since. Thats why I consider him and Woj reporters not journalists.
     
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    has this been posted?
     
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    Probably a decision has already been made--there seems like no way both sides are going to want status quo. I imagine this drags on and nothing is announced until a deal is made over what the Blazers will pay Olshey on his way out.
     
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    Just watch. Instead of being fired, this cockroach is going to wind up being given the president job as well - plus a big raise and a contract extension.

    Anybody know a good GSW forum? It would be so refreshing to discuss a well run team for a change.
     
  7. illmatic99

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    Quick:

    There is a good chance he keeps his job. This was going to be a short investigation. They talked to 60 people in 2 days and it keeps being expanded. If they had found anything, they would have canned him by now. People have told me... they haven't found anything. The Woj story about this union of sorts to protect against accusations is really telling. I think people in the league know Neil. He can be abrasive, but being mean is a not a reason to fire him. What do they really have here? They have some employees saying "he's being mean and he yelled at me." They don't have enough to act on it.

    I don't think this originated from Jody/Kolde. They're simply doing their due diligence and listening to employees. I have an idea of where it's coming from but don't have it rock solid yet. This is a coordinated effort potentially from people in the organization who don't like him. In 10 yrs, almost nobody has left BECAUSE of him. He has had almost 0 turnover, 0 HR complaints. There's a lot of things that don't add up. We'll see if the investigation issues a report, but I think it's turning a bit.

    Re: Death of video coordinator--
    Immediately after, Olshey offered employees counseling. There were some who felt like there weren't efforts to replace him and their workloads increased. I'm not clear but don't feel like that is at the core of this investigation.

     
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    Maybe he'll make it through this too. If there were enough people that felt like they had to walk on eggshells because of Neil's temper after having seen it unleashed on others. I would think that would be enough for Vulcan to fire him with cause. That being said maybe the object of this investigation was PR. Maybe they wanted to show they would do their due diligence and wanted to keep Neil the whole time. Maybe we can count on years and years more of this useless snake oil salesman.

    There's also the chance that Quick and Woj, who are cozy with Olshey, think that it looks like Olshey might get out of this and are spinning this for him so that they stay in his good graces. I guess eventually we'll see.
     
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    This is going to be so depressing.

    Neil stays.
    No big moves happen this season.
    We go out in the first or second round.

    See you in the summer.
     
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    If they make the second round i would be ecstatic! This is the first year with a brand new coach.
     
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    Woj, maybe. But I've been following Quick for 20+ yrs. He's not that manipulative. I think he's simply out to find a good story.
     
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    A concerted effort by more than one party to get him fired? Who could that be?
     
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    someone loyal to stotts who didn't appreciate getting thrown under the bus?
     
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    2nd round! HA!
     
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    Shit! This team makes the FIRST round I’m ecstatic!
     
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    You sir I’ve noticed are really defending Mr. Olshey. Specific reason, or do you have some info? Have you ever interacted with him. Honest question.
     
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    I don’t gamble sir, but I heard that place is really good.
     
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    If Olshey escapes this he’s gonna be even more brazen to the media and fans..and I didn’t think that was possible
     
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    maybe, and maybe he's right

    but I would say he has better sources around Olshey than he does with the law firm investigating or the Vulcans. I doubt the law firm or the Vulcans are leaking anything
     

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