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...
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