I'd just be surprised they were so thoroughly unimpressed with Troy that they'd drop him this early in the offseason without having a bigger hire in mind. He wasn't that bad, I would have expected they'd at least let him throw his name in the hat if they were exploring all options. Could be wrong, just my read on the situation.
Hamlett is what it is, I don't understand why he even still had a role here other than showing the new GM where the bathroom is.
They very clearly were doing back channel diligence for coach alternative when we in our late summer struggles, which we know from Sacramento leak. Troy gave them something to think about based on the end of the season but its hard to turn away once you start looking. The only strange part is with Hamlett gone too (thank god) based on statements think a coach comes before the sporting director. Now maybe Jochen is taking a more hands on role so it doesnt matter, but most SD jobs look better when you can pick your coach
I think Troy is an above average coach with potential to become a good one. But its totality understandable for Mario and Jochen to not want to go through massive spending overhaul with a guy they dont have more conviction is a good coach now.