Charles On The Sixers:
I’m disappointed because I thought they treated those assistant coaches bad. They should have fired them at the beginning of the summer and gave them an opportunity to get another job, I do. I mean, I don’t understand why you would hold them, let them work the team out all summer, now it’s too late for them to get a job, and if I’m the [Brett] Brown guy I wouldn’t want somebody else’s assistant coaches. He may not even know those guys, and exactly what he did. He fired them right away, and I felt bad for Aaron [McKie] and Michael [Curry] because right now they’re stuck in no where because all the good jobs are gone now.
And also, I had a problem with—if I’m a coach I would want to have some say in the draft, I would want to have some say in the draft. These are all Sam Hinkle’s people who they drafted this year. He traded one of the better point guards in the NBA, yeah I have a problem with the way the Sixers are running their organization right now. Listen, Howard, you know I don’t believe in that analytical crap. If LeBron James couldn’t spell cat, I want him on my team. I always tell people, give me a dumb guy that can really play. Don’t give me no smart guy.
The guy, he came from Houston. When did Houston get good? When they went out a paid James Harden all that money and [Omar] Asik, and now they went out a got Dwight Howard. That’s got nothing to do with analytics, that’s got to do with paying really good players to come to town.
First, I agree with Chuck on the assistants. Letting them go when they did was a ***** move, which I never realized that until now.
That said, the bolded part is exactly why Barkley will never be a successful GM in the NBA. The fact that he undermines what Houston did implies he doesn't grasp how difficult it is to get a star in this league, let alone 2 or 3 of them. Houston "stole" Harden & Asik, and pulled a power move to get Dwight. That ain't easy to do with the salary cap.
Its not like they just overpaid for Harden in FA than anyone else. They got him before he hit the market, which was very smart, at a bargain.
Also, moving Jrue at the time we did was perfect. Could we have traded him for more after hiring a coach? I doubt it. And keeping him would've done nothing except keep us in mediocrity for all of Brett Brown's tenure.
I love Charles but he talks too much and knows too little.