Dennis Lindsey promoted to VP of basketball operations. Justin Zanik promoted to GM

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  1. Jingled

    Jingled Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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  2. tonstermits

    tonstermits Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Now we can **** on Zanik if we don't land KD this offseason.
     
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  3. TheStormofWar

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    Don't really have a problem with this. DL will still have his say and Zanik has had time to marinate.
     
  4. Ostertag>Duncan

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    Lindsey the used car saleman 4D chess maestro.
     
  5. Handlogten's Heros

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    What does this mean exactly??? Like who was the executive VP of whatever the hell title DL just got before?

    Is DL passing the buck to Zanik? I have a hard time believing that DL isnt the guy ultimately calling the shots.

    This is kinda weird to me...
     
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  6. firegirl

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    Stoked about Zanik! Look what he did with the Bucks. Excited!!


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  7. Handlogten's Heros

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    There is something weird about this... feels like he can say “look at all the flexibility I gave Zanik and he couldn’t even sign Tobias... he really kinda effed this up”

    Maybe they had to adjust titles to keep Zanik and give him a raise...

    It’s like the double rainbow... what does it mean?
     
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  8. Handlogten's Heros

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    His tyrant boss gonna make his life hell doe! I kid... I kid.
     
  9. tonstermits

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    Based on potentially unreliable sources on twitter it appears they wanted to keep Zanik and this was the best way to do it.
     
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  10. tonstermits

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    I guess Zanik was an agent for a long time which may be helpful or not.
     
  11. Handlogten's Heros

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    I’m gonna go optimist and say maybe the move is because DL is too attached to his guys to make the hard calls and Zanik is the hatchet man that brings in change... Zanik does sound like the name of the guy that would be a hatchet man... “oh **** guys... did you see who corporate brought in... Zanik! Gonna be some layoffs. Update your resumes.
     
  12. Handlogten's Heros

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    So was Pelinka... so it’s not always the best thing... Zanik seems to have a good rep... congrats Justin! If you eff up we will start 45 threads calling you bad names!
     
  13. David Stern

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    In fairness, DL has been at his best in making these type of moves. I still think DL should be in charge of the draft. Hopefully Zanik’s new role allows him to reshape the team better in FA and trades, because DL clearly wasn’t great in those areas.
     
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  14. cctrackstar

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    didn't KOC do the same thing for Lindsey when Lindsey first came on, KOC got promoted to something.
     
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  15. David Ginola 14

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    Yes..
     
  16. UtahJazz32

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    Fresh outlook, refreshed perspective...
    Something to be excited about
     
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  17. green

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    Why would you want Lindsey in charge of the draft?

    Look what he has done in the draft:

    DL draft:


    2012: Kevin Murphy

    2013: traded 14 and 20 picks for Trey Burke. Could of had Giannis and Gobert. Jazz bought in to the first round for Gobert.

    2014: Exum, Hood

    2015: Lyles (traded for Mitchell), Hanlan, Diez,

    2016: traded pick to Atl for Hill.

    2017: Denver offered Mitchell to Utah for Lyles and a first. Traded the pick that became Josh Hart for Bradley.

    2018: Allen


    Out of 13 picks he has two players. Gobert and Mitchell who are amazing players. But, if not for Sloan we wouldn’t have Gobert and if DL thought Gobert was going to be this good he would have drafted him at 14 or 20 and not traded those picks for Burke.


    And Denver called us and offered us Mitchell for Lyles and DL said yes.


    So his two good picks were more luck than skill.
     
  18. Handlogten's Heros

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    I think it is kinda just a new title and paycheck... I'm guessing not a lot changes day to day... maybe in a year or two more responsibility transfers. I think that they both get new business cards but very little changes.
     
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  19. Handlogten's Heros

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    Some of this isn't fair. He laid all the groundwork for the Denver trade... not like that came out of the blue sky. Can't pass off his good picks as lucky and bad ones as being a bad drafter.

    I will say that some of this is fair criticism... I'd add he's sold off a **** ton of second rounders on draft night for cash because "there wasn't anyone they liked"... He seems to narrow in on the guys he wants to early and doesn't "like" enough guys.
     
  20. Handlogten's Heros

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    Another positive here... with renewed contracts these guys may be willing to be more bold... they have job security now make some boss moves.
     
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