General Managing for Dummies: The Unofficial Guide for Successful NBA GMs

John 'Fatty'-FatlandCorrespondent IJuly 14, 2009

Has this ever happened to you? You make a comment on a blog about a potential trade and others ridicule and embarrass you. "That is the stupidest idea ever!" "What are you smoking?" "Do you even watch the games?!"

It doesn't have to be that way.

Would you like to impress others with your ideas, rather than become blog fodder? "That's a great idea!" "Man, you really know your stuff!" Do you want people to wonder if you are really an NBA general manager posing as a commenter?

It's possible to be that good with my easy, simple-to-follow course, "General Managing for Dummies."

By following my instructions, soon fellow commenters will be amazed at your knowledge and insight. "If our team listens to you, they will win the NBA Championship EVERY year."

Would you like to be THE general manager of the blogs? Do you think you have what it takes to be the GM that everyone is talking about and wishing, they were just like you?!

Take the GM qualifying test to see if you have what it takes. 

Do you watch sports on TV?

Do you read articles on your favorite team?

More importantly, are you currently reading the articles on the blogs? And, can you comment on them?

Do you have the ability to analyze box scores?

Can you form opinions?

And finally, can you balance a check book?

If you answered yes to some of these questions, then you can qualify not only to be a blog GM, but probably be the general manager of your favorite team.

Remember, anyone can general manage. Just look at the Knicks, Clippers, and Grizzlies. But can you be a good one?

With my book and course, "General Managing for Dummies," you too can know the secrets of every GM that make them into proven winners, or at least fool the public and trick their owners into believing they are qualified to run the team.

This is the book that no GM will admit or confess they own, but always has it within arms reach. 

How much would you gladly pay to have this valuable knowledge in your possession? Two, three, four thousand dollars or more?!

Well you don't have to pay a thing! It's absolutely free! As a user to Bleacher Report, you not only get great access to fan articles of your favorite teams, but now in this exclusive offer, you can take my course and learn how to be the general manager of your dreams.

Over a series of articles published here, you will learn everything you need to know to be the best possible GM on the blogs and perhaps EVEN be hired by your favorite team! It's well known that team owners are constantly examining the blogs for great ideas and future GMs. Could you be chosen as your teams next GM?

Yes, that is possible with my course!

I've interviewed some of the best to learn how to be one of the best. Just look at some of the gems of knowledge you will acquire.

How to make a trade and not get fired? The Timberwolves' Kevin McHale's personal guide to trading.

When to make an "under the table" deal, and  not get caught. With a forward from the San Antonio Spurs great, Gregg Popovich.

Its not illegal if the NBA okay's it! Step-by-step instructions from the Lakers' Mitch Kupchak.

Understanding the Salary Cap? With a complete financial explanation by former New York Knicks GM Isiah Thomas.

You don't have to win to make money. The Clippers Donald Sterling helps you to understand the workings of the NBA.

When all else fails...Dallas owner Mark Cuban shows how just signing a check can solve any problem. 

Are you a moron or a genius? Steve Kerr explains the intricacies of difficult trades and team building.

How to use and abuse your old friends in the NBA. A special heartwarming story by Danny Ainge.

Selling ice to the Eskimos: How I pulled off the Shaq trade to the Phoenix Suns by Pat Riley of the Miami Heat

Plus, you will learn the "do's and don'ts" of every deal. And the little known, three basic essentials that make trades really go down.

The math, exaggeration and boastabilty.

The math don't lie, but...

"Don't be fooled by the 'trade machines' found at ESPN and other fan sites. Just because the math adds up, doesn't mean the trade will work."

True, LeBron James for Ben Wallace does work on the trade machines. Not only could that deal get you ridiculed endlessly, but offering that trade on a Cleveland blog could get you burned at the stake.

When not to exaggerate a players value...

If Smush Parker can score 40 in a Summer League game, it doesn't mean he can score 40 for a real NBA team.

Proper boastabilty seals the deal....

Perhaps one of the most overlooked thoughts in trade making. BOTH sides must be able to boast that they took the other side to the cleaners, even if not true.

This is just a sample of the incredible things you will learn in this series of articles and lessons you will find on this special addition of Bleacher Reports. Be sure not to miss a single lesson, so you can be the best in chasing your dream as a 'top flite' GM on the blogs.

Next,  upcoming article worth waiting for:

Lesson #1: So what if your team stinks! They can still look good on paper.


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