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Ferry Is Found Innocent Yet We Let Him Go? Wtf

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Wow that is horrible, why do ATL team always screw things up when they are on the verge of something? Horrible decision.

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What was he found innocent of

The racist or to me the stereotyping email he had to read about Luol Deng.

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Basically this just makes me go hmmm, and within 2 years from now.If we don't make the Finals or improve farther, this new ownership is going to feel the wrath of a lot of fans.

Me included not saying DF is just the best GM in the league, but what he did here in 3 years he is best All-time in ATL Hawks history.

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The racist or to me the stereotyping email he had to read about Luol Deng.

he admitted to reading the scouting report. So he is in fact guilty of that

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It had to be done. We are in the heart of the south, so there would have been people criticizing the team if they had kept a GM that made racist remarks. It sucks because Ferry really was a good GM. I'm a black person, and I really never had a problem with him the whole time.

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Yay. Something else for Atlanta fans to hold a grudge over and complain about 3 years after the fact.

We do that better than any city in the country.

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he admitted to reading the scouting report. So he is in fact guilty of that

Yes I agree, but again just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.

I think we'll be okay, but again if in 3 years we don't sniff a championship with all the support behind bud/new ownership etc. I'm just saying anyone would have the right to say told you so.

I said in another thread I'd rather Danny Ferry FAIL on his own then get axed like this at least the blow then wouldn't be so bad.

Most people have forgotten what DF has done I'm more concerned about Charleston, SC right now, and honestly think most people are.

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Yes I agree, but again just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.

I think we'll be okay, but again if in 3 years we don't sniff a championship with all the support behind bud/new ownership etc. I'm just saying anyone would have the right to say told you so.

I said in another thread I'd rather Danny Ferry FAIL on his own then get axed like this at least the blow then wouldn't be so bad.

Most people have forgotten what DF has done I'm more concerned about Charleston, SC right now, and honestly think most people are.

DF is a failure at drafting. Take solace in that.

Plus if we haven't sniffed a title in 3 years, it would be because of poor drafting. Something that wouldn't have changed if Ferry stuck around.

This fallacy that you can build a Spurs east while being God awful at drafting is getting out of hand. Spurs are the best drafting team, perhaps ever.

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DF is a failure at drafting. Take solace in that.

Plus if we haven't sniffed a title in 3 years, it would be because of poor drafting. Something that wouldn't have changed if Ferry stuck around.

This fallacy that you can build a Spurs east while being God awful at drafting is getting out of hand. Spurs are the best drafting team, perhaps ever.

Ummmm.......That's all I can say right now.

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Spurs draft picks. 2 of these were lottery picks. Only 4 were higher than pick 26...

Duncan

Robinson

Parker

Manu

Leonard

Dragic

Splitter

Barbosa

Scola

Salmons

Udrih

George hill

Dejaun Blair

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Danny Ferry has alot of the same qualities everyone gets so frustrated at TD for. Excellent at starting a trade dialogue, and not a bad cap manager either but an inconsistent draft evaluator.

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Danny Ferry has alot of the same qualities everyone gets so frustrated at TD for. Excellent at starting a trade dialogue, and not a bad cap manager either but an inconsistent draft evaluator.

People give credit to Ferry for learning from the Spurs front office, and rightfully so.

But there's only one person on the planet that knows how to recreate the Spurs more than Bud. And that's Pop.

I just find it funny. Half of hawk fans in Atlanta were praising Ferry for creating Spurs east, but act like now that he's gone were ruined. Ummmm, the guy who can build Spurs east is still around.

Side note. Just realized Bud and pop share a nickname that's 3 letters and a very common name. Destiny!

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We're still in good hands but realistically we'd be in even better hands with Ferry still here. I fear our new GM and also fear that Bud getting this President spot may put too much pressure on him. I really hope not.

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We're still in good hands but realistically we'd be in even better hands with Ferry still here. I fear our new GM and also fear that Bud getting this President spot may put too much pressure on him. I really hope not.

Pressure? Do you know how Pop got his start? Was fired as head assistant for the Spurs. Came back 2 years later as GM. Fired the coach after a poor start and named himself HC. They then went 20-62.

Thats pressure.

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Yay. Something else for Atlanta fans to hold a grudge over and complain about 3 years after the fact.

We do that better than any city in the country.

Nah, I think New York and Philly are ahead in that category.

New York still hates John Starks for choking on those critical free throws during the playoffs back in the day vs the Pacers.

I agree that Atlanta fans do complain for an eternity about stuff though.

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For the record, I don't really think Danny Ferry is racist.

That said, how do you prove someone isn't racist? I keep hearing he "just read" the scouting report but he's the GM of an NBA franchise. You want me to believe that he hadn't read the scouting report UNTIL that meeting? I doubt that. He felt comfortable repeating it if you ask me. Ultimately I think this is more about Ferry rubbing people the wrong way, not being a 'Nique fan, being a bit arrogant, etc. We've seen people found innocent in court and people just don't buy it so this investigation ultimately doesn't mean a ton either.

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Danny Ferry has alot of the same qualities everyone gets so frustrated at TD for. Excellent at starting a trade dialogue, and not a bad cap manager either but an inconsistent draft evaluator.

Ferry wasn't allowed to stay around long enough for us to find out. What we know is he was able to dump alot of bad contracts and build an ECF team in a season.

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Ferry wasn't allowed to stay around long enough for us to find out. What we know is he was able to dump alot of bad contracts and build an ECF team in a season.

Ferry was here for 3 years.

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I knew you'd rebuttal with a Pop reference. But Popovich's don't grow on trees homie.

Maybe not, but we plucked a good one though. ;)

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Other than Schroeder, Ferry's drafts sucked. Jenkins, Nog, and Payne. Two of those players aren't even on the team anymore, and one of them won't be before long. Ferry managed our cap very well, but I'm not sure how much more he could have done. Hopefully Bud and Wilcox can pull in a guy like Gasol this offseason. Teague/Schroeder, Gasol and Horford would be nasty.

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