That's the thing that bothers me. Sometimes you have to let go people who you may even like, for the betterment of the franchise. Remember the guy in washington? Wes Unseld. I felt MJ deferred to him (as an elder spokesman of the game) too much for too many times because he had been there before. And that created confusion and problems for them later on. He should clean house and hire the BEST available talent, not necesarily the people who he's currently friendly with.