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It’s been about 10 days since Neil Olshey announced he was signing with the Portland Trail Blazers. It should come as no surprise he has not been replaced yet. Finding a general manager is not a quick process.
But L.A. doesn’t seem to have its list narrowed down.
That leaves the Clippers entering free agency and the draft in a precarious position. Instead of having one person call the shots, the front office will operate as a triumvirate.
Without a GM, team president Andy Roeser, head coach Vinny Del Negro and director of player personnel Gary Sacks will take on managerial duties as a group.
Hearing each of their opinions is valuable, but there must be one person to ultimately call the shots.
In theory, the three making a decision together is great. In practice, it’s not that easy.
Think about the last time you were with a group of friends deciding on where to eat dinner. One guy had pizza last night, the other guy’s ex works at the Mexican restaurant and you don’t eat fish. Instead of going somewhere, you walk around bypassing several perfectly good options because nobody can make an agreement. Eventually the group settles on something nobody wants.
And that’s just deciding on a $15 dinner and beer. Roeser, Del Negro and Sacks will brainstorm on decisions costing $15 million.