I think this is my favorite comment on the site in the last year or so (from Airete):
Memphis is the team that really reminds me of the team's ineptitude. For others it is Utah. For even others it is tonight's opponent, the Thunder. Whatever the case, tonight's matchup will be made with this in mind:
Best records since 2009-10 (pulled from a week ago):
1- SAS: 203-81, .715
2- OKC: 191-91
Worst records since 2009-10:
29- Washington, 84-197, .677
30- Minnesota, 77-203, .275
Let it sink in a bit. Raise your hands if you think something, something.
This team will always fail as long as it allows people who don't understand how to select professional basketball talent select basketball talent. All the blueprints, investments in new season ticket holders, whatever will never ever pay off as long as they continue to let people like David Kahn assemble the talent. This team's fanbase has been whittled down to only the most diehard group of people and they are more knowledgable about the product than the average local casual sports fan. They're not renewing because they've heard this schtick before. They're not renewing because they've taken a run at the football one too many times:
Windows of Opportunity have come and gone. Blueprints are said and done with. Yet, the basic pitch remains the same: Give us your money so we can field a terrible product. Injuries will simply be used as an excuse to prolong what has already been happening for a long, long time. Meanwhile, our favorite professional basketball team has 2 more wins than Phoenix, 1 more than NOLA, and 3 more than Cleveland. They are sitting on a lost year with a burned out fanbase who would rather stay at home and watch movies than pay for season tickets. No mas.
Hopefully Pek and the Unicorn Adventure Time can make the time pass as quickly as possible before we are blessed with new ownership and a new front office. Until then...it's lonely at the bottom of the league with a clownshow in charge.