So, is this week we get some resolution?
No one’s talking on the record — or even off it an awful lot, for that matter — but there are rumblings that there might be some chatter at the top levels of Maple Leaf Sports this week in the regular course of business that could lead to some kind of answer to the one burning question surrounding the basketball team.
Now, this is not going to be some “showdown at high noon” or anything like that, I think there might have been a bit too much drama apportioned to this whole situation than is real.
It’s not like two “sides” are going to stride in a boardroom like opposing lawyers discussing contentious settlement issues. It’s very much been business as usual over there, even with the future at cloudy as it might seem.
People need to get on with what they have to get on with, planning the summer and the fall, doing research into players and possibilities for summer moves; there is work to be done and it’s getting done.
As I’ve said often, however, I do think a quicker resolution is the best for all concerned.
I would suggest any HR Lady worth her training manuals would suggest that anything left hanging — especially something as significant as who is running the show — is counter-productive; it’s not that people aren’t doing their jobs because they are all professional enough to realize that work needs to be done but clouds and major decisions left hanging are not good.
You know what I think should happen: I think they should at least guarantee the last year of Bryan Colangelo’s deal, let him and Dwane Casey get on with trying to make the team better and more relevant and remove any issues in that regard.