The MLB trade deadline is both an exciting and dangerous time.
General managers across the league are looking for ways to improve their club, to find gold in the form of future World Series heros.
But they also have to avoid deals that will make lists like this one, the worst in-season deals for every National League team (yes, there’s also an AL version). We’re not just looking at deadline deals here, but all deals that happened between opening day and Game 162 of a season.
Add the tumultuous relationship between Carmelo Anthony and team president Phil Jackson and injuries to Kristaps Porzingis and Rose, and it’s not surprising to Fisher they’ve struggled. He admits he faced similar problems trying to execute what Jackson wanted.
“One of the challenges for all of us was we were in the basketball department under the umbrella of Phil Jackson and who he was and who he is and what he was able to do as coach and leader,” Fisher said.
“Then [when you’re] asking me as a head coach in a sense not to create the same results, but take the same system or way of playing and try and teach these guys how to play it — and utilize it in similar ways as when he taught it — I think at times it was more challenging for our players to really understand, ‘Who am I committing myself to? Who am I selling myself to? Who am I running through the brick wall for?'”
Fisher said he and Jackson didn’t mesh as they had hoped in their new roles as coach and president. Fisher also blamed an “inaccurate opinion about a personal matter” for his downfall under two seasons into a five-year contract. The Cheap Xavi Jerseys Cheap Xavi Jerseysreference was about an altercation with former Lakers Cheap Youth NHL Jerseys teammate Matt Barnes over Barnes’ ex-wife.