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Re: The Phoenix Suns have fired GM Ryan McDonough
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2018, 07:44:15 AM »

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The Athletic Sources: The Phoenix Suns also fired assistant GM Pat Connelly and director of scouting Courtney Witte, along with GM Ryan McDonough. Draft picks under McDonough's regime included Alex Len, T.J. Warren, Devin Booker, Dragan Bender, Josh Jackson and Deandre Ayton.

https://twitter.com/mikeascotto/status/1049396294387728385?s=21
Hard to argue with picking Booker and Ayton.  At the time, Bender was possibly the next big thing.  Not a fan of Josh Jackson, but he was touted too.

Seems like a house-cleaning, in spite of the timing.

Re: The Phoenix Suns have fired GM Ryan McDonough
« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2018, 08:01:31 AM »

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When do people believe the "right" time to fire a GM is? For me, as soon as you realize the person running the team is someone you don't have confidence in you fire them as soon as possible.

Is there an ideal time to fire a GM where they won't have an opportunity to mess up the summer, the trade deadline, etc.?

Just curious if there is a definitive opinion here.

Re: The Phoenix Suns have fired GM Ryan McDonough
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2018, 08:14:17 AM »

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When do people believe the "right" time to fire a GM is? For me, as soon as you realize the person running the team is someone you don't have confidence in you fire them as soon as possible.

Is there an ideal time to fire a GM where they won't have an opportunity to mess up the summer, the trade deadline, etc.?

Just curious if there is a definitive opinion here.
I hope you see the point about the timing, right?  A GM's most important work is done leading up to the regular season.  The Ayton pick was good but apparently the trades he made displeased the owners.  What other explanation is there for the timing.

Re: The Phoenix Suns have fired GM Ryan McDonough
« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2018, 09:02:35 AM »

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The Athletic Sources: The Phoenix Suns also fired assistant GM Pat Connelly and director of scouting Courtney Witte, along with GM Ryan McDonough. Draft picks under McDonough's regime included Alex Len, T.J. Warren, Devin Booker, Dragan Bender, Josh Jackson and Deandre Ayton.

https://twitter.com/mikeascotto/status/1049396294387728385?s=21
Hard to argue with picking Booker and Ayton.  At the time, Bender was possibly the next big thing.  Not a fan of Josh Jackson, but he was touted too.

Seems like a house-cleaning, in spite of the timing.

Honestly, looking back, those were all the 'correct' picks at the time of each draft. Even the Chriss trade looked good at the time (SAC acquired two firsts and the rights to Bogdanovic). Obviously not every player has panned out like he should have, but McDonough didn't blow it with any of those picks.

I imagine the trades and FA signings had a lot more to do with his firings than his draft record.

 

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