What would you do if KP was replaced by Barkley?!?!?!
Based on his criteria you'd think he'd be salivating over the blazers situation but do you think his overall lack of respect/love for the blazers in the past would rule him out? Plus, i think this town as a whole dislikes (to put it lightly) sir charles and would faint upon hearing wind of this! And most importantly, it's CHARLES BARK:LEY!! I wouldn't let him watch my cat let alone trust him with the keys to this franchise....!
OR is he just what this franchise needs? an uber aggressive GM that wouldn't hold back any punches in an attempt to win immediate championships...(just throwing it out there)
below is the except i'm referring to:
After another fun-filled season working for TNT and NBA TV, Charles Barkley hasn’t changed his mind: He wants to be an NBA general manager. The itch to delve into management has increased for the Hall of Famer and he feels qualified to run his own team. But he has a list of stipulations. Barkley is not going to take over a team that has no intentions of winning. And the Chuckster wants full control. “I’m ready to get into management,’’ he said before last night’s game. “But it’s going to have to be a great situation. I’m not going to give up a great situation for a bad situation. I got a great situation here but I’m ready to be a GM. It’s just time for that, but like I said, it’s going to have to be under my own terms and I am going to have to have complete control. I ain’t going to work for somebody else if I am going to get the blame.’’ Boston Globe
Barkley has talked with some teams but he is not going to “go out of my way’’ to seek a management job. He believes his reputation and knowledge should speak for itself, and, added, the league has “hired worse guys than me.’’ “I know I would do a good job, but the key is you’ve got to surround yourself with good people,’’ he said. When asked how he would deal with today’s players, some of whom don’t have the desire of the players of Barkley’s generation, he said, “That’s one of the reasons I will never coach. I think it’s a little bit easier as a general manager because you can trade those [expletives]. It’s an honor and privilege to play in the NBA. They got guys making money who can’t play. A lot of money. That’s the only thing that bugs me.’’