In response to Fiercy's comment:
There you again with your FANTASIES.
Like I said, there's a difference between fantasy and reality.
FANTASY - Gavitt had the ability to make dramatic moves in 1992 and 1993, ones that Fiercy 'requested' but gave no examples/proof of being possible... such as trading McHale and Parish for draft picks like the deal the Nets gave the C's for Pierce/KG, or trading high into the draft lottery from where they were always picking in the 20's.
REALITY - Gavitt constantly said there were no acceptable trade offers out there to rebuild around in '92/'93. Bird backed this up in his autobiography, Ainge backed this up NUMEROUS times in his quotes around the '10 and '11 trade deadline and summer trade rumors involving PP/KG. The time to trade the old big 3 was '1989 when Ainge told Red to and Red traded Danny instead.
REALITY - Schrempf/Perkins was on the table for McHale in 1989 and based on stats and future value of two younger players would have made the '91/'92 teams BETTER and the '93/'94 teams easier rebuilding projects
REALITY - Red traded Ainge for Pinckney/Kleine instead
REALITY - Red passed on Tim Hardaway for Michael Smith, this ONE move was worse than anything Gavitt did in his entire tenure, let alone '92/'93
REALITY - Those 1989 moves crushed the Celtics efforts to rebuild and stabilize themselve sin 1990's more than anything else short of Bias living and becoming a star.
FANTASY - That Gavitt did more to 'set back' the 90's rebuild than Red and that Gavitt was 'fired' b/c he did nothing.
REALITY - Gavitt was forced out/resigned b/c Red, M.L. Carr and the owners did not listen to him and Bird and wanted to throw $ around to mediocre veterans, remain a playoff teams and not do what was necessary to properly rebuild.
Fiercy lost this argument days ago yet continues to show up, post garbage, and get shown why he is WRONG again and again. Glutton for punishment huh Fiercy?