Miami Herald writer Steve Loung gave some very strong points on why he feels the Toronto Raptors should hire San Antonio Spurs’ Dennis Lindsey over another former Spurs’ exec and Portland General Manager Kevin Pritchard for Toronto’s vacant General Manager position.
Loung argues that Pritchard has the personality of being a strong control freak. The problem that could arise with the Raptors is that former GM and current President Bryan Colangelo is also a control freak, which would in turn lead to conflict issues between both members of management.
He then gives his reasons why Spurs’ Lindsey would be the perfect man for the job.
As the current assistant GM of the San Antonio Spurs, Lindsey would bring some championship knowledge to the front office and seeing how the Spurs have made a living off picking exceptional players later in the draft, his talent evaluation skills will work wonders for a team likely headed to the lottery.
A Lindsey selection would also make sense, as he’ll work well with Colangelo because of the emphasis that the Spurs have made on scouting international players — something the Toronto boss has been known for.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the reason why Lindsey should be the prime candidate is because Colangelo will still be able to go hands-on with the team because Lindsey would be a rookie GM, making him more easily controlled, which would allow Colangelo to still execute his vision for the club.
What do you think Spurs fans? Is Pritchard or Lindsey the perfect hire? Would Lindsey do a better job working up north of the border?