Originally Posted by FRCDFED
It could be that Hunt decided to fire Crennel first and not Pioli in order to gauge the local reaction to the possibility of Pioli returning. Either way, Hunt has not told Pioli whether Pioli will return for a fifth season on the job.
Since we are speculating and I need to not jump off a bridge, is it possible that hunt is testing the waters in the GM market? And if he's calling head coaches, hopefully he's hearing the signal that every good coach is saying they would consider the position but never work for pioli?