I'm a longtime lurker, newish member, and I want to give this fan post thing a try for an important cause. We need to get Ric Bucher fired, or at least exposed as the hack and sensationalist he is.
I believe his reporting yesterday that it was Deron Williams that forced out Sloan is irresponsible and damaging. It is interesting to see that this morning he has already gone back on some of his comments (as seen on ESPN.com's NBA front page). Fans and media have already jumped on this and created a scapegoat out of D-Will. I will not stand by while this happens. We already lost one of the greatest coaches of all time. We as fans cannot let an elite player also get away.
People have said before that Sloan would not be driven out by one player. He is too tough. Deron Williams said he would ask out of Utah before driving Sloan out. I believe him. If Sloan thought it was time to go, it was time to go. He would never be so disingenuous as to fake it for the rest of the season when he knew he couldn't give it his all.
But enough of my tangent. Ric Bucher's comments were sensationalist and damaging. I will admit, I believed them for a little while, but I have seen at least the partial truths we get as the public. We cannot let Williams take the blame for this.
I feel the damage that Ric Bucher has done with his comments warrants action. I think we could use this blog to bring attention to the issue. Is anyone with me? Does anyone have suggestions?