Free Agency Facts From Peter Vecsey
July 16, 2012, 11:49 am
Peter Vecsey has been an NBA columnist for the New York Post for more
than 35 years. He’s also been an NBA analyst for TBS and NBC and he
currently holds the same role for NBA TV. He joined Chad on The
Morning Sports Page Monday to talk about NBA free agency and the Blazers
Head Coach and President vacancies.
Vecsey insists that the reports that came out over the weekend regarding
Phil Jackson having interest in the Blazers are in fact accurate.
However, his interest is more in line with the position of team
president. However, Jackson does not seem to have the level of interest
in the organization that he had prior to Neil Olshey being hired as the
General Manager. Apparently, he is not the biggest fan of Olshey’s
agent, Warren LeGarie.
Vecsey also believes Neil Olshey’s hiring was the main reason for Larry
Miller’s resignation. He asserts Miller wanted one of the other
candidates and when Olshey was hired, Miller knew his opinion wasn’t
valued the way the president’s opinion should be valued. No one wants
to be told how to do their job – especially if they helped turn around a
franchise and brought it back to respectability. And it seems that was
what was going on in the Blazers front office.
Of course no NBA talk would be complete without some mention of Dwight
Howard. Vecsey says it’s too bad Glen Davis already has the nickname
Big Baby, because it is so fitting for Howard. Vecsey predicts that
Howard will actually end up in Houston, but says they are a lottery team
with or without Howard. And if Houston does happen to pull in Howard,
he says it will probably spill doom for the Rockets because Howard has
no interest in staying in Houston long term.
Take a listen as Vecsey describes the Blazers exercise in futility with
the Indiana Pacers and be sure to tweet him at @PeterVecsey1. He says
he loves the social interaction and he is glad to respond to fans and