There's a famous adage in the business world that goes like this: The formula for success is to under promise and over deliver.
I'd be willing to bet that new Kings owner Vivek Ranadive is a big proponent of this philosophy. Here's what he said at the announcement of Mike Malone's hiring as the new Kings coach:
"It's a process. It's going to take a couple of years. Our success criteria aren't going to be wins and losses right off the bat."
That's called under promising.
And that's why I don't buy for a second that Ranadive is going to be patient when it comes to what happens on the court. He will demand that his team over deliver.
How can we tell?
Well, with names like Larry Bird and R.C. Buford being tossed around, it's clear the Vivek wants to make a big splash instead of a bunch of little trickles.
Ranadive is smart. Very smart. And he's very good at getting what he wants.
According to reports, he's very hands-on and he hates to lose.
That doesn't sound like a patient man to me.
This is gonna be fun. Expect big moves. Big trades. Big signings.
A lot sooner than you might think.