Before I write this post I will preface it by stating two things: 1. I was disappointed when Billy King was hired in the first place (based on his awful tenure in Philly) 2. I was excited by the Pierce/Garnett move when it first hit the wire.
Now for Billy King's 3 AWFUL DECISIONS...1. Trading the number 6 pick in the draft for Gerald Wallace. Billy thought he was bringing in 'Crash' in his prime but instead a player who had logged too many minutes and seen too many floor burns to count. He gave new life to an injury riddled Portland franchise for years to come with this pick turning into Lillard. He set the wheels in motion for a young team with a lot of flexibility losing its flexibility and becoming old quick. 2. Garnett/Pierce essentially for three first rd picks and swap in '17. What I believe can now be looked at as possibly the worst trade in the NBA in recent memory. He made the critical mistake of buying two bookends who are top 50 players of all time and buying them right before their steep downfall. Ainge destroyed him on this trade and it will unfortunately screw this Franchise for another 4 years while putting the Celtics in position to be good as quickly as a couple years from now. Real good... And finally not to be outdone.. 3. He puts together a 'win now' team and goes after a coach who is well, not a coach. A former player with ZERO coaching experience on any level whatsoever and someone with questionable character traits to begin with. For what? You're telling me that a George Karl or a Lionel Hollins could not have done better for that year? You didn't have time to groom anyone. You just traded away your future for the next five years to win right away. Why get a coach who needs time to get it?
So... There you have it. For those who say it is Proky calling all the shots and BK is just a puppet, even if so, so what? He is the GM and made moves he thought were right that drastically backfired at every critical turn. BK is a good scout. Very similar to how Zeke used to find gems late in draft. That's it. Let's please move on and get someone in here who can pick up the pieces and make the right moves! Dethrone the King. Never should have been here in the first place.