Monday, October 25th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  9 responses

Shaquille O’Neal Gives NBA GMs a Failing Grade

Perhaps it’s a way for him to slyly campaign for one of the 30 GM gigs across the League, but O’Neal says these guys have to do a better job. From the Boston Globe: “I can tell you there are some franchises that I know of that are not making money because they don’t have the players, and in the economy that we’re living in, I understand,’ O’Neal said. ‘But also general managers have to start taking responsibility, too.’ O’Neal questioned whether some GMs were making prudent decisions when it came to payroll. ‘Some of these guys they’re paying $20 million to … If I’m running the business and my payroll’s too high and I’m not bringing enough money in, then that’s me,’ O’Neal said. ‘It’s not the owner, it’s the general manager or the [chief financial officer], because they have to take some of the responsibility because it’s their payroll. I know there are franchises not making money. This franchise, the Lakers, Orlando and Miami, we don’t have to worry about it, because we’re still under the cap. But other franchises, they don’t have that and I understand that.’”

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    I predict the GM’s 2010-11 Survey predictions get a failing grade.

  • http://ohlaglambam.blogspot.com Zabba

    Turns out that MBA degree payed off in the end, Shaq. Naw, I kid. He’d do great as General Manager…OF MY NUTS!

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Shaq – Hows my business plan taste?

  • MikeC.

    Shaq knows that building a championship team is hard right? I’m not sure if he actually knows that. I wonder if he thinks that as soon as he gets a GM job, all he has to do is draft a young Shaquille O’Neal #1 overall and then just put his feet up on his desk.

  • Kevin Wilson

    Translation: How is Darko Milicic making five times as much as me?

  • rav

    dont really like shaq but he’s dead on – if the GMs werent giving $10m/year contracts to the likes of corey maggette and eddy curry then things may be a bit better

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    The Lakers and Magic are under the cap????

  • http://google c_cantrell

    dude might actually be a good gm one day

  • karma

    Shaq trying to sound smart…when in reality he doesn’t know jack. He thinks Lakers and Magic are under the cap?? LOL