Portland GM Kevin Pritchard Fired for Being Too Awesome

Busta BucketCorrespondent IJune 25, 2010

On the day of the NBA draft, it became official : General Manager Kevin Pritchard has been fired by the Portland Trailblazers.

Now, in a post where I should be coming up with some parting thoughts on Martell Webster, discussing the potential of Luke Babbitt, and making jokes about Ryan Gomes (in that order), I am instead trying to figure out how firing Kevin Pritchard is supposed to help this franchise. I can't.

At the moment it seems team ownership really is as petty and meddlesome as they've been made out to be.

The fact that news of Pritchard's firing hit the Internet on draft day adds to the evidence of how inept this team's ownership is at public relations, as if any more proof was needed.

At best, this very poorly handled situation was just an ugly mistake. At worst, dysfunction is back to calling the shots in Portland.

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