Kevin McHale: Front Offices Listening to Bloggers Too Much
Even though it’s almost 2009, and practically everyone has a blog these days, bloggers – those filthy creatures that reside in their parents’ basements – continue to take the blame for many of the world’s ills.
According to Kevin McHale, the new (old?) coach in Minnesota, front office personnel around the NBA spend as much time watching the games as they do checking out their RSS feeds.
Apparently, those dastardly bloggers are influencing decisions at the League level, and it might be their fault that so many coaches have lost their jobs this season.
From the Pioneer Press:
“I think you’re going to see more and more shorter term stuff in our league,” he said. “Just because the access now, there’s so much media availability and everything else.”
“There’s just so many bloggers; everybody’s got an opinion. There’s all kinds of stuff going on. Sometimes that starts forming the opinion of people in front offices, too, and owner. It’s been kind of a crazy year so far.”
“Will you stop doing all of that damn typing? I can’t hear myself think!” McHale, I can only presume, thought to himself shortly thereafter.
I so wish this were true; I have a laundry list of ideas to pass on to GM’s and team owners around the League. Suggestion #1: Make ‘Sheed the commish.