Sunday, June 3, 2007

Billy Donovan has no personal responsibility

Well, nix that. Various sources are reporting that Billy Donovan wants out of the contract he just signed with the Magic. Come now. Really?

Evidently he really toiled with the decision in the first place, and ultimately, he should have toiled a bit longer.

And, just to name who got screwed the most, it was the Magic. Not only have they set the bar on how much they are willing to pay a coach and tipped their hand a bit, but they have also sold over 200 season tickets over the last few days to fans who wanted to see what Donovan could do with the young Magic players. If I work in the Magic front office, I am so angry right now I can't even see straight.

So, once the Magic release Donovan from the contract (and they will), he will likely be duly compensated by Florida with a hefty new contract. He might not get quite as much, but it will likely be close.

When someone signs a contract with you for a set amount of money for a set amount of years, that person is supposed to honor that contract. It's brutally simple. Learn some personal responsibility and learn to accept the decisions you make, or don't make them in the first place.

So, now the Magic have until tomorrow to decide whether or not they will release him. Boy, how weird would that be if they took a hardline stance and told him to live with his decision? Donovan accepts the decision but fails horribly in the first season because his heart isn't in it. Plus, his players would never really trust him because he was fully prepared to leave them in his dust on his was back to the swamp.

Any respect I had for Billy Donovan is now gone. I'm sure he'll be heartbroken that I disapprove of his actions.

Reasonably yours,

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