This man, regardless of how smart he is outside of basketball completely ruined the nets franchise. I thought the celtics were done raping the nets this year,but as it turns out, they own the nets pick next year too.
He came in thinking he could buy his way to a championship and it's cost the franchise dearly. I'll never understand how Boston got two unprotected first round picks(2016, 2018) along with the pick swap in 2017. I can't remember if the 2014 pick was unprotected but if it was that's essentially four unprotected 1st round picks for KG, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry who were all well past their primes.
One thing to mention is that injuries to D-Will and Brook Lopez made the trade look even worse now. Ainge has repeatedly said he didn't think the picks would be this good. This is a good example of why adding protections when trading picks is so important.
Whoa whoa whoa, are you related to Billy King or something??
The Russian Cuban did what a good owner does, he trusted his front office and unfortunately he didn't intervene. It just so happens that his GM, or Billy King is a historically bad GM and will never hold such a high position in the NBA again thanks to the Boston trade.
Sure part of it is Prokohovs fault for not firing King sooner but if Billy's moves panned out we would be praising the owner for letting it happen. That's what good owners do.
Side bar, you're assembling a front office for a new team tomorrow. Who do you take as your GM, David Kahn or Billy King? You have to pick one, no sneaky stuff.
Hmm...I'll go with Billy King. He at least rolls the dice with big names. In another world that could have worked. Hes like a gambler who bet the farm on a washed up racehorse.
David Kahn is both risk averse and incompetent. That just results in losing season after losing season.
Absolutely Billy King was to blame for making such a horrible trade. But don't forget that Prokhorov came in saying the Nets would win a championship in the first 5 years of his ownership.
Billy King set two franchises back at least a combined 20 years. I can't even believe he got the Nets job after the butchering of the Sixers.
I would take Kahn even though he made some really bad moves. I can't really blame him for taking Derrick Williams or Wesley Johnson as most people thought they would be pretty good NBA players. In the end he only ruined one franchise so he gets the edge.