Found May 30, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
On June 7, 2007, Sam Presti took over basketball operations in Seattle. The team was dreadful, their two best players wanted out, and Seattle was about to lose the team. Fast forward five years, and the Thunder is playing in its second straight Western Conference Finals. To say that Sam Presti has done a poor job would be laughable. However, for some reason, he seems to be “untouchable” in NBA circles. It’s extremely difficult to find a single negative article on him or how he has built his team. I don’t know why. From where I’m sitting, his team is poorly built. Thunder GM Sam Presit (Image credit: Nate Billings, The Oklahoman) Poorly built teams can still win games. Poorly built teams can go far in the playoffs. Sometimes, poorly built teams can even win championships. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t poorly built. That just means that they were talented enough to overcome their shortcomings. For example, nobody will ever convince me that the 1991 Chicago Bulls were well-built....
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