The gift you didn’t want, but got – Bruce Allen being re-assigned
This is the gift you get because the one you asked for was too expensive, too unrealistic, or prematurely broke up the friendship of two misguided front office executives. It’s wrapped like the gift you wanted, and it’s presented like the gift you wanted. But it’s not what you wanted.
Sure, Bruce Allen being re-assigned is something, but it still keeps the man who’s weighed down the team for a decade in the front office, and in a results-driven business, that shouldn’t be the case. It does nothing to stymy the hesitance felt by coaching candidates and new players, and it gives Allen a chance to re-establish his corrosive influence over time.
These gifts are non-returnable; Santa took the tags off. So you have to live with it for now, and hope that next year, you can finally get what you asked for; a long, arduous wait, made worthwhile only by its eventual fruit.
Bruce Allen is a human too, of course, so Bruce, have a merry Christmas. Job performance isn’t the focus today. So enjoy it. December 26 isn’t far away.