Otis Smith and Other General Managers on the Hot Seat

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Otis Smith and Other General Managers on the Hot Seat
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The life of a general manager is excruciating to say the least. One must build a championship-caliber roster through trades, free-agent signings and draft acquisitions. One bad transaction can put a franchise years back in their attempts to capture the elusive Larry O'Brien Trophy.

Usually, when a squad fails to live up to the expectations placed upon them, the general manager is one of the first positions to be criticized or replaced.

In the subsequent slides, we will follow three general managers who are rumored to be on the "hot seat" and examine why they are in their respective positions. Whether it was years of team irrelevancy, terrible personnel choices or another matter entirely, the following general managers' careers are in a state of crisis. 

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