Originally Posted by BigRedChief
I don't know if this has been mentioned, probably a million times but just in case...........
Reid wasn't going to finalize and sign the deal until Pioli was fired because of the language in Pioli's contract that he had control of player personnel.
That's not true.
Clark could not hire Reid without Pioli signing off on it. Pioli had control of all football moves in his deal. Reid had nothing to do with that aspect.
Pioli would have easily sued Clark for a breach of contract which would have resulted in a lot more than the money he was owed.
That was the concern.