Arthur lays out what is at stake for the organization this offseason. A snippet:
Or — and this currently seems like the most likely scenario, though different people are anticipating different things — Colangelo’s one-year option is picked up, and he does not fire Casey, and the whole can is kicked just a little further down what has become an obscure and lonely stretch of road. It would essentially be an admission that nobody had a better idea, the hell of half-measures. It is probably the worst available option, or very near the top.
And that’s the question here, really. Why wouldn’t you change? Why wouldn’t you hand the keys to somebody else? Colangelo’s moves have felt increasingly squirrelly, from letting his heretofore secret advanced stats guy show the goods to Grantland.com to the Gay extension talk; he is doubling down, projecting confidence, engaging in PR.