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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Ronny Thompson's New Gig

It appears that Ronny Thompson has a new gig working as an "NBA Analyst" for Comcast Sportsnet. I stumbled across him while watching the Wizards post-game coverage. I have to say his commentary was not very insightful, although I guess this is not necessarily surprising given his track record as a head coach. You have to wonder if all those years with Esherick poisoned him.

On a somewhat related note, the Wizards lost a heartbreaker tonight. While my loyalties reside with the Celtics, I have somewhat of a soft spot for the Wizards but mark my words: the Wizards are going to suffer through a bad season regardless of whether their big three (Arenas, Butler, and Jamison) are healthy or not. The conventional wisdom says this team--when at full strength--has as good a shot as any to contend for the Eastern Conference title. No way they will even come close to that this year. I suspect they will be around a .500 ballclub and a borderline playoff team. Expect some major changes after this year. You heard it here first. Big matchup with Boston this Friday night--stay tuned for more commentary from the IPB!

1 comment:

Diamond_Mike said...

I think Ronny only coached under Esh for 2 or 3 years. He spent roughly that amount of time in Arkansas as well before getting his head coaching gig, I think. I think that going into broadcasting is a genius move to rahabilitate his public persona before looking for another head coaching job--especially, considering the character hack job Ball State has done on him. He can show people that he is not some aloof, thin-skinned malcontent, as he has been portrayed in the media.