Originally Posted by Venger
The closest comparison would be Dirk - Romo. Dirk got no respect until he won the ring, always was said he was the kind of player that couldn't get your team a ring.
Carlisle has an impressive resume as a coach and a track record of success before he came to Dallas.
It's enticing to compare Cuban to Jerry, Cuban loves being on the sideline, loves being involved, but Cuban is far, FAR more reliant on smart basketball talent and doesn't inject himself into personnel anywhere near the same level as Jerry does. Cuban learned his lesson quick and early - he brought in Dennis Rodman, and that cured him of that nonsense.
Cuban wants to win, as does Jerry, but Cuban doesn't care if he gets credit, he knows he will get some regardless of how. Jerry has to land the plane at the controls or the flight doesn't arrive, according to him.
i'm not comparing Garrett to Carlisle in terms of coaching talent, you're missing the point, and please don't mistake me for a Garrett fan because i'm far from that.
I'm comparing the ways they've made decisions in the past which included input from Cuban, Donnie, and Carlisle. They've worked together to make numerous basketball decisions, and Cuban is an internet nerd, far from a basketball guy.
As far as Cuban's involvement, who was the guy blabbering to the media about the CBA and how its changed the way teams will do business in free agency? Cuban took every chance he could in the off season to explain how he's making personnel decisions based on salaries, and the salary cap.
Why do you think we disbanded a championship roster that included Tyson Chandler who's now positioned the Knicks to be one of the top 3 teams in the east?
That was Jerr...umm i mean Cuban!