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Shaq as a GM?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterCreosote, May 24, 2012.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Figurehead, according to the story I read. They'd also bring in someone who actually knew what they were doing.
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Which Hall of Fame players in any sport have gone on to be outstanding executives?

    Jerry West
    Larry Bird
    Verdict still out on John Elway
    Ozzie Newsome

    Much like coaches, it seems the best GM's are the guys who were role players, like Ruben Amaro or John Paxson.
  4. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    If you think about it, it actually does make a certain amount of sense. If the Magic are trading Howard, and they've already fired the lame duck GM, they need someone larger than life that can survive the hit for being the guy that traded Dwight Howard.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    They need Shaq to come in and teach Howard how to leave Orlando and go to the Lakers when he becomes a free agent.

    Seriously, if there is a move they can make that can help convince Howard to stay with the Magic long term, they should do it.
  6. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Hmmm. If Shaq is a GM, it would have to be the Yukon Denali, right?
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Brett Favre did a pretty good job running the Packers.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Most superstars have no drive to work hard after they retire, and I think some of them have no concept of how much work is involved to be a real GM or team president or have any kind of front office job.

    How long did Marino last with that front office job with the Dolphins?
  9. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I doubt the Magic bring in Sloan. Not if they want to try to sign Deron Williams anyway.
  10. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    I must be good, because Michael Jordan picked me!

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    More and more, the best GMs are guys with MBAs who never even played the game at a high level.
  12. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Shaq just received his doctorate, so he needs something else to do now.
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