Last week I wrote about the power struggle the Magic went through. It's hard to imagine John Weisbrod would just quit on this team out of the blue. Now, the NY Daily News is reporting that Flip Saunders was locked up as the head coach until Rich DeVos decided he knew what was best for the team.
Flip Saunders thought he had the Orlando coaching job locked up but then GM John Weisbrod lost a power struggle. In addition to coaching, Saunders would have been No. 2 to Weisbrod in terms of personnel decisions. But then Magic owner Rich DeVos vetoed the move, opting to give personnel director Dave Twardzik more power and bring back Brian Hill as coach. - NY Daily News
So, after all the hard work that Weisbrod put into this team for the last year - the boss man comes through and begins to doubt his actions. In the end, the micro-managing DeVos gets his hands a little dirty and mucks up the whole deal.
Thanks alot. Weisbrod, thank you for your dedication. Not only to the team, but to integrity. You did the right thing by leaving this team, I think a few more of us may follow in your footsteps.