Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 at 11:00 am  |  7 responses

Some Teams are Too Broke to Scout Opponents

You gotta sacrifice some things in this economy: “You heard right: Paul Cormier, who was absurdly overqualified to begin with, was let go last week, because the Nets (and Spurs….and Wizards) are no longer going to do any advance scouting. They’ll rely on some kind of networking arrangement, with regional scouts who can punch in the play calls and sync it with video and send it along to the staff a day or two before they play Team X. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t. Some people think it will save money. Others think it’s idiotic. But that’s just the start of things. Throughout the league, GMs are finding religion (you had to hear the guff Ernie Grunfeld put up with at the last Board of Governors meeting, for giving Flip Saunders 4/18M), and recognizing that their head coaches are so overpaid, there’s nothing left in the budget for a full staff.”

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  • niQ

    that’s redonculous.

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    I’ll scout at half the cost, hollar if ya hear me.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Blinguo

    Hey, Ryne Nelson want a new side job at scab pay?
    He’s a technical video dynamo & if you didn’t know now you know. It might be heavy on clips of how Deron Williams is beating down your team last time and how you may not be able to possibly stop him though.

  • niQ

    Lol Mendel.

    I wish it was that easy to get a scouting job. I CAN SCOUT TOO! HOOK ME UP!

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    An advance scout costs like $70,000 a year (guess), League Pass is like $179.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Blinguo

    & this is not as bad as too broke for a Summer league. Which was reported for the Bobcats last week or so?

  • Will Lee

    i do that for 40,000 a year just to feed my son. email me NBA GMs

    my price tag for coaching is 1 mil a year