Chad Ford rarely misses an opportunity to trash Billy King's plans for the Nets. He has twice called for him to be fired. And once again, in a mid-day chat Monday, Ford went after the Nets GM. Ford took King to task for essentially adding insult to injury by signing Gerald Wallace to a big contract after trading a lottery pick for his rights at the deadline.
Responding to a fan who asked why King has yet to be fired, Ford replied:
Because they traded for him, they were forced to do anything to re-sign him. Wallace's agent had them trapped in a corner. I couldn't find one team over the past week interested in Wallace for 3 years, $24 million let alone 4 years, $40 million. The Joe Johnson give away all of our remaining assets for one of the 3 worst contracts in the NBA debacle will be the icing on the cake. Enjoy your 42-40 Nets everyone!
Ford did note later in the chat, "From what I can gather, Deron Williams has endorsed the path they're taking ..."