You don't hire a Coach and then hire a GM. That has never worked out. Add into the fact that AJ is sitting in on the interviews just adds fuel to the fire. Avery Johnson will have to do both jobs or you just get a yes man in here with a GM title and no leverage to make moves. Everything will go through AJ. Why else would Dumars turn us down, he knows the deal. Bowers would have swam the Hudson to get here if we didn't already have a Coach, and he sucks. I just hope that we haven't scared off any of the top FA's with the knowledge that Thorn is out.