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Schwest is an idiot and he's probably already kicking himself for being such a pussy. he had an opportunity to pursue his lifelong dream - NBA teams are already up to 500 600 million a pop and he wussed out and nearly cost us our franchise.

Truth






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VOR
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Most indications of heard/read are that Rita is spoiled and inept and will, at best, be a figurehead.


That's the word. I suppose she'll get to voice her opinion and have some say, but she won't be running the whole show.

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He is and forever will be a jerk for his actions after Katrina


He fricking panicked and didn't see the long term. Car salesman mentality.

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Re: Chouest. He had numerous chances to buy the team and despite being 'passionate' for basketball kept balking at every opportunity. Maybe he didn't have the finances.


He had a clear shot at the team and wouldn't go an extra $25-50 MM. Stern was smart. He wanted Benson all along because of the resources and the obvious tie-ins with the Saints and downtown development.







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JimmyLoincloth
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re: "Benson wants Pelicans winners sooner rather than later"-Nola.com


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He fricking panicked and didn't see the long term. Car salesman mentality.



Had nothing to do with panic. Dude was looking for a chance and constantly threatening before it.






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Unknown_Poster
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He fricking panicked and didn't see the long term. Car salesman mentality.

An eighty year old with a billion dollar asset and what I'm sure is tens of millions more in other interests panicked? Guy has always been a jagoff when it came to bleeding every nickel he could out of the state. I remember an infamous press conference he gave around 2000ish or so where he quipped 'What about my grandkids?!?!' as if they were somehow in danger of ending up paupers.






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VOR
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re: "Benson wants Pelicans winners sooner rather than later"-Nola.com


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An eighty year old with a billion dollar asset and what I'm sure is tens of millions more in other interests panicked?


Yes. Or acted impulsively. Whatever. I'm not in any way saying the guy is noble. He just saw the short term and didn't think the city would recover sufficiently.






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Fearthehat0307
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re: "Benson wants Pelicans winners sooner rather than later"-Nola.com


lol at this being a topic of interest





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FootballNostradamus
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Unfortunately I'm not sure if Benson understands how to win in the NBA. It's the same thing I said about these acquisitions in the offseason. Spending big to get these above average free agents is a good way to wind up 8th-10th each year and not go anywhere.

As Simmons said it best, you either need to be really good or really bad in the NBA. I hope Benson learns this.

Flame away.






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VOR
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re: "Benson wants Pelicans winners sooner rather than later"-Nola.com


Seven games in so we don't know much at this point. We're just yapping on a message board, myself included.





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quail man
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re: "Benson wants Pelicans winners sooner rather than later"-Nola.com


if we lose to the Jazz, tho...





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VOR
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re: "Benson wants Pelicans winners sooner rather than later"-Nola.com


We don't know shite. None of us. We ignunt.





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quail man
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re: "Benson wants Pelicans winners sooner rather than later"-Nola.com


i do know if they lose to the fricking Jazz, it's going to be hell on here





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Gtothemoney
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Biggest Monty dissident is me. But we gotta give this team until around the break to tell. We've played pretty bad but we're 3 and 4.

I doubt Benson has another head coach lined up and waiting to pull the trigger. If we make a change, I suspect it'll be around the break and will be an interim coach.

We need more than an adequate low post presence. Jason Smith doesn't even go in the paint on offense.



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I don't know. Honestly, I think it's highly doubtful that there would be a coaching change during the season unless the FO knew they could pick up a name like Karl or a Van Gundy (not endorsing either one . . . just using as an example).





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c on z
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i do know if they lose to the fricking Jazz, it's going to be hell on here

And traffic on this board will start to decline from there until certain big games.






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Fearthehat0307
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unless the FO knew they could pick up a name like Karl or a Van Gundy (not endorsing either one . . . just using as an example).
Phil Jackson FTW






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VOR
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Phil Jackson FTW


Good idea, fear.






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HeadyBrosevelt
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re: "Benson wants Pelicans winners sooner rather than later"-Nola.com


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And traffic on this board will start to decline from there until certain big games


Ok? Who gives a frick about that? I want to win. The traffic on this board is the least of my worries.






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quail man
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re: "Benson wants Pelicans winners sooner rather than later"-Nola.com


he needs to have people see him whoring it up on here.





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eyeran
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re: "Benson wants Pelicans winners sooner rather than later"-Nola.com


People should look at the standings. The entire league is basically in the 4-3, 3-4 range.

Everybody, including us, is still figuring shite out.

Yes, a couple of these losses have been disappointing, but its happening to everybody right now.






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VOR
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re: "Benson wants Pelicans winners sooner rather than later"-Nola.com


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People should look at the standings. The entire league is basically in the 4-3, 3-4 range.


Doesn't matter. There are a few cases of "confirmation bias" up in 'dis bitch,






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