OUT OF LEFT FIELD
This one baffles me. I never heard one whiff of this when the Magic for a general manager after they let Rob Hennigan go. But, according to Charles Barkley himself, he thought he was not only in the running for the Magic GM job. He says he thought he was getting it! Read the story below and vote on the daily poll!
Barkley said that he thought he was going to get a front-office gig with the Orlando Magic before the organization hired John Hammond and Jeff Weltman last offseason (via 98.7 FM Arizona):
“I thought I was going to be one last year, and I was really pissed I didn’t get the job. I would listen to certain people, but I’m not sure at this stage in my life — but I did, I thought I had the job last year and it pissed me off. They hired another one of those analytical idiots instead of just getting the best players. That’s OK.” Read more @ HoopsHype.com