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Your Black Sports: Eddie Jordan Firing Sparks Outrage

November 28, 2008 Leave a comment

[Eddie Jordan reviewing the 2007-2008 season in May]:

Eddie Jordan Fired… But Why?
By: Tolu Olorunda
Staff Writer –

On Monday, Nov. 24, The Washington Wizards fired veteran coach, Eddie Jordan, who helped transport the Wizards to the playoffs four years in a row. Over the last few days, however, many fans/sport columnists, pundits, and even coaches have expressed their regret over this brash and unexpected decision. Here are a few reactions:

We’ve all seen this movie before: A general manager stocks his roster with a dysfunctional mixture of players, but since he’s the one who procured the players he thinks they’re better than they really are. Eventually the team loses, and the coach is canned – because it’s easier to fire the coach than to fire the players, and because the GM is certainly not going to fire himself. This is approximately what happened to Eddie Jordan in Washington. […] Since he’s been in Washington, Jordan has done a magnificent job with this team even though Arenas and Etan Thomas have been periodically down and out – repeatedly leading them into the playoffs.

– Charley Rosen from MSN Sports

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