Originally Posted by fcm
Managing a team is way more complicated and complex than you think.
It is simplist to think that the Gm gives the coach players, and the coach decides who plays.
The best example of that is the Islanders' owner wanting Rick Dipietro
as their starting goalie. I'm sure that the GM and the coach didn't want that. But they had to do so, because the big boss asked it.
Lay off the poor attempts at condescension.
And that one example has worked out well hasn't it? It's not universal but the vast majority of teams and I would say all well run teams do not have meddling management or ownership. Look at Detroit, Philly, Boston etc.
And should the head coach need help, he leans on his assistants. I guarantee you he doesn't ask his boss. It doesn't look too good as I'm sure you can imagine