I would like to think this is great news, but Ham Sandwich is still here. And so is Armas. And Im not okay with that.
IMO there was really very little justification in firing Petke (it worked out, but still). There is very real justification in letting go of both Chris and Denis, but were bringing this guy here in an oversight capacity?
This organization is all over the map.
Not all over the map. Its just an issue with timing. This is great news and explains the super unusual off season we just witnessed.
1. Hamlett was clearly the care taker until someone qualified was able to take the role.
- appears his job was to dismantle the roster, not add significant peices.
2. The talk of lopes and cosgrove was all PR to fake that NYRB was interested in competing for fans. Gotta assume interview and negotiation lasted months, so no way would hamlett be allowed to spend millions and bring in players that could potentially not fit the new guys vision.
3. Hamlett is the operational guy. AKA non decision maker. He will just push papers, if he stays. He goes into the background, and we will never hear from him again.
4. Armas is out. If this guy is half as smart as we think he is, it will be clear that Armas is not a good coach. No way this guy with Prem experience is going to see armas as class.. Armas is toast...