Because Hank Stern already covered tonight's bummer Greg Oden news in a previous post, and because this writer—who has covered the Blazers for WW since the Sebastian Telfair era—has been through a few Greg Oden Injury press conferences, what follows is a free-form, 3,500-word meditation on this evening's happenings. It will not yield Rotoworld-friendly injury details and the vomit-inducing first sentence is far from the only indulgence indulgence taken by the author. WW regrets the errors.
The Gang's All Horrified!
“Obviously there's a lack of communication somewhere. Why is Brandon Roy going to Jason Quick with his problems? Shouldn't he be going to the coaching staff? Or maybe the coaching staff is ignoring him when he says he's in pain and can't play these kind of minutes, so he's going to the media as a last resort? Is the training staff not telling the coaching staff what's going on with these guys? Or do they just not care?”
“How many jobs in America—okay, aside from Music Editor at Willamette Week—can you have where things under your direct supervision go horribly wrong for years on end and you don't lose your job? If I was head of security for a bank, right, and it got robbed a half dozen times in a year despite my best efforts to foil the robbers, I'd still get sacked, right? So even if this all really is bad luck, at some point, it sucks, but at some point you've got to clean house!”