Found July 21, 2013 on Taking Bad Schotz:
Far too often in sports teams completely rebuild the franchise, hiring and firing General Managers, coaches, and players regardless of track record. After earning the 3-seed in the Western Conference, the Nuggets fired NBA Coach of the Year George Karl, lost a franchise player in Andre Iguodala, and found themselves with a new GM. All of this after one of the most successful seasons in franchise history. Outside of the carousel that is professional sports, franchises such as the Heat, Red Wings, Spurs, Patriots, and Yankees have won year after year with a model of consistency, yet, few franchises attempt to follow in their footsteps. Few people remember that Pop went 17-47 in his first year with the Spurs, or that Joe Torre got the nickname “Clueless Joe” after a rough start in pinstripes. Yet, both the Yankees and Spurs management understood that greatness does not happen overnight, and a consistent winning mentality is the best way to achieve and sustain greatness. Ever since Dean...

Nolan agrees to two-year contract with Kings

Restricted free-agent forward Jordan Nolan has agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Kings, the team announced Sunday. With the agreement, Nolan will avoid arbitration, which had been scheduled for Aug. 1. Nolan's contract is worth 1.4 million, sources told The Times. Nolan, 24, who was part of the Kings' 2012 Stanley Cup championship team, had six points (two goals...

Jason Lewis: Debate Time: Lewis or Clifford?

After the recent resigning of forward Jordan Nolan to a two-year, $1.4M contract, it left just two players to re-sign for general manager Dean Lombardi. One of those players is Trevor Lewis, the other is Kyle Clifford. Now it seems that the Kings current cap situation leaves a meager $1.57M dollars to work with in retaining both players. It would take some shifty maneuvering...


It's almost like this should be called The Summer of Jesse Cohen. Because with Rob Blake becoming the LA Kings Assistant GM and Dustin Brown getting signed to an 8-year contract... it's the kind of LA Kings news that hits Jesse's sweet spot. In a brand new episode of All The Kings Men Podcast, Jesse and I are joined by Jon Hoven from Mayors Manor as we discuss (one...
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