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Is CD really Rudy's boss?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by giddyup, Apr 18, 2002.

  1. giddyup

    giddyup Contributing Member

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    I am wondering about the working dynamics of these two.

    Didn't CD used to be one of Rudy's assistants-- for a pretty long time? Does he have the wherewithal to stand up to Rudy on personnel & contract issues? That's what a boss is supposed to do and, in fact, isn't the boss (CD) supposed to be making those decisions not Rudy?

    The impression I get from here and elsewhere is that Rudy makes all the decision and CD is like his Executive Secretary Plus.

    These gigantic and questionable contracts signed in the past: Maloney, Moochie, MoT, Walt and Cato.

    The poor drafting: Bryce Drew, Turcksan, Collier, and Langhi. The steep price paid for Eddie Griffin.

    Is Rudy too much of a player's coach?

    Is CD unable/unwilling to over-rule him based on years of subordination?

    Is CD, Rudy's yes man in a kind of topsy-turvy way?

    Is this part of our organizatonal problem?
     
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  2. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!

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    CD is not the boss, Rudy is...

    And you are right, Rudy's butt is on the line next year.

    DaDakota
     
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    IMHO, they are pretty much equals at the top of the basketball side of the organization. RT's responsibilities are on the court, CD's are negotiating contracts, and they jointly make player-personnel type decisions.
     
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    Apparently, nobody seems to think this is as much of a problem as I do. There are probably virtually no opposing viewpoints which can constructively lead to a better solution.

    Which of your former bosses would want you supervising them because they respectfully declined the supposedly "superior" position?
     
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    I thought Steve was Rudy's boss.
    :D
     
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    Actually, Jonathan Feigen talked about this earlier this season. He said that Rudy and CD frequently disagree and that, ultimately, Rudy, CD AND Les have to be on the same page before anything goes down.

    In fact, they go to Les on all major personnel decisions to get his blessing. They also include all the members of the coaching and scouting staff in terms of getting input. When he was asked who had the final say so, Feigen said that all three of them have to be together to make things work.
     
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    Well, that's good to know. I've underestimated CD.
     
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    Cmon, you're not giving enough credit. What about the brilliant deal to sign Brent Price for 7 years at $18 million. How about bringing in Glen "bum knee" Rice well past his prime. Don't forget, "we don't need Webber, we've got Mo Taylor."
     

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