Originally Posted by Gary
I can't help but wonder what the condition of the team would be today had CP promoted Al Saunders. I'm not saying Al would be a better head coach, but what would be the team's weak points with him at the helm? Would there have been the same offensive departures? Would the defense have been able to climb out of the cellar?
The offensive departures that mattered most, in my opinion, were Roaf and Shields, and I think they were probably both done either way.
I think it's entirely possible we'd have been in worse shape, long-term, because there's nothing that would make me think Saunders was any good at talent evaluation around draft time (were there any
good offensive picks between '01 and '05 not named "larry johnson"?) Whether he succeeds or fails in terms of wins and losses, I think it's safe to say that Edwards is well on his way to a much-needed roster overhaul, with what look like two of the better drafts of the last 15 years.
I just wish the games were easier to watch.