Overtime!: What the ????
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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

What the ????

Kevin Durant, a young Texas University basketball player is drawing so much attention that already a NBA general manager and an owner were fined. Danny Ainge, general manager of the Boston Celtics (30 000$ fine) sat with Durant's mother during a tournament and was fined for that.

Now more recently, Micheal Jordan owner of the Charlotte Bobcats (15 000$ fine) mentionned last week to the press that he was interested in drafting a young prospect from Texas University.

A rule in the NBA doesn't allow owners, managers or coaches to talk about players that are not already declared available for a NBA draft. Talk about a strange rule... Just imagine the NHL fining teams because the team owners said that they were interested in drafting Sydney Crosby as he was still in the junior ranks.

Is it me or this rule is really really dumb?



Blogger achengy said...

It's to protect the players that aren't sure fire stars. Organizations are the worst liars and have ruined lives and careers by making promises that aren't kept. This is key for players who are not represented by an agent and drops out of the 1st round in the NBA (lack of a guaranteed contract)

4:23 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

I can understand by stretching it about M.J. going public about it.

But Danny Ainge fined for sitting and talking to his mother in an arena during a tournament...quite bizarre!

How can a GM or an owner get to know a player then? Talking to his own hand? lol

4:32 PM  
Blogger achengy said...

Interview process once an agent is hired. There are manu combines and work outs after the season is over that it can wait.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

They are investing dozens of millions of dollars in those guys. I think it is just normal that they show interest and try to get to know the kids before they spend those ridiculous amounts of money on them.

I am sure that they don't really care about $30k fines anyway. The info could save them from wasting millions.

4:42 PM  

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