So I've been reviewing the post about D'Antoni and Kerr. I spoke with Kerr personally twice and found him to be very insightful and knowledgable in both instances. I also really liked him as an individual. He came across as very competent. Same with the time I met Mitch Kupchak. Though everything I've seen about Kupchak since I met him, has not been nearly as positive about his competence. It all seems to say Jerry Buss is the one that actually runs that team.
But this post is about David Griffin. I truly believe that he is the greatest loss for the Suns this season. He championed the trade for Dudley and Richardson, for Goran Dragic, and the drafting of Robin Lopez. Kerr relied heavily on his analysis of talent (which to me shows the making of a great GM, to rely on the 'underlings') and suggestions for trades and drafts.
So my question is as follows:
Does anyone else know much about David Griffin? Do you think that his departure is going to be a large hole that will be difficult to fill?