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If you want to save KP, read this



It seems from what I've read in the big thread on Wojo's article re KP, that most Bedgers support Kevin and would not only be sad to see him canned, but would consider it a major affront to them as fans. "I'd be done with this team" is at a rather extreme end, but varying levels of anger at the Blazers would seem to be what might follow his firing. What to do?

Right now is the time for venting, and I'm all for that expression. I'm concerned about the veracity of Wojo's assertions, but clearly something is not right in the front office, and there is definitely tension and at least a consideration that Pritchard would leave. If it's KP's initiative, that's one thing--even if he quits because he doesn't feel welcomed, it would still be his choice and you couldn't effectively blame the team in any concrete way.

But the danger is that he's let go, without the team understanding the full weight of the potential reaction from the fanbase. It would be a serious shame if that were to happen--that if only the Blazers had come to realize how important fans feel KP is to the future of the team, as much as Brandon or Oden or Batum, they would not make any rash personnel decisions.

So what can the fans do? Organize and be heard, is what. Thankfully a huge community of true Blazers fans lives right here at BEdge. I'm not a season ticket holder, and I think any effort should be spearheaded and well-populated by them for maximum effect, but if we truly believe KP must stay, we need to let the team know. A statement of support from the fan base, addressed to the team and declaring KP as a crucial component of Blazer championship aspirations, would do the trick--with publicity surrounding it (using our visibility in both local and natl media like TrueHoop) building discussion and momentum, of course.

There are petition-building sites on the internet that would easily allow something like that, or it could be posted and signed onto from BEdge, if Dave/Ben allow it.

Before this gets too far down the road--certainly before the season ends for the team, when decisions tend to come quickly--if we want to save KPs job we should immediately start thinking about how to save it. I think this is one way.

 

Thoughts on the idea, how to proceed, how effective it might be?

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