::: A Legend Is Born ::: (NBA Live 06)

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::: A Legend Is Born ::: (NBA Live 06)

Postby Sit on Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:16 pm

A LEGEND IS BORN

Chapter Index

Prologue
Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nineteen – Part 1
Chapter Nineteen – Part 2
Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twenty One
Chapter Twenty Two
Chapter Twenty Three
Chapter Twenty Four
Chapter Twenty Five

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Prologue

“You say you’ve never managed or coached a basketball team before?”
“Not one team sir but I hope you could look past this fact…”
“Mr Sit, it is hard to do so,” The man behind the desk said, “Our franchise needs an experienced General Manager, not someone who is trying to get a job with no background whatsoever in the field.”
Will Sit looked bitterly disappointed at the man and tapped his fingers loudly and rapidly on the desk; a sign of anxiety. His mind wandered off in the distance and started to spin with the many ideas he had thought up only just before his interview. The young man had visions of turning the franchise around.

He wanted to expand the stadium, change the uniforms, advertise and promote the team. Sit wanted to bring in new players and hire a high profile head coach. And he knew that if he could call the moves, much like in a game of chess, the fortunes of this down-trodden franchise would look far more prosperous than they were at present.

“Mr Sit,” a voice called to him, pulling Sit out of his trance, “We do have conditions and certain attributes we look for in our employees. On a business level, you may not hold these but I do believe you do possess certain traits that may make up for this.”
Sit looked up and asked in a hopeful tone, trying to hide his glee, “Really?”
The man nodded, “I believe that you were a professional in your past job. You were very successful in it?”
“Yes sir, I was a salesperson at Seven Eleven sir. I made sure the floor was always mopped sparkly clean.”
“And I believe that you will bring that professionalism across from your past job into this one?”
“I will do my best sir.”
The man picked up a pen and started to spin it in his fingertips, “You seem to understand where our franchise is at. You know a lot about our past and current issues and you have your own solutions for our problems. I’m impressed by your depth of knowledge.”
Sit blushed and couldn’t believe that his hard work researching the ball club was paying dividends to his chances of winning the job. Each praise he received meant a higher chance of employment to him and so far, it was so good.
The man added, “As the owner, I like it that you believe you can add intensity to this club.”
Sit couldn’t hide the joy from his face as he beamed widely, happiness just stuck to his face as if he were a clown at the local fair.
“Mr Sit,” The man pointing the pen towards him with one hand and flipping a piece of paper with the other announced, “Congratulations. You’re hired.”
He snatched the pen from the man and hastily scribbled his signature on the contract. He put the pen down and stood up to reach his hand out to the man who had also gotten up out of his seat. Sit shook hands with his new boss.
“Your new office is on the top floor of this building, the team is waiting for you at the training centre down the road.”
“Thank you,” Sit replied.
As he walked out of the office he wanted to jump around as if he had won the lottery, only to be stoped by the staring eyes of the secretary outside and two security guards.
“Good day good people,” Sit just stated as he took the stairs instead of the lift.

Sit drove to the training centre with the utmost exhilaration. He couldn’t believe he was an NBA General Manager. The cool air inside along with the ecstatic feeling of being a newly employed NBA GM made the hairs on the back of his neck to stand. The sounds of sneakers squeaking and balls bouncing on the polished basketball court came to a sudden; almost immediate, halt as Sit approached the court. The Asian man in a black business suit with red tie moved briskly to the half court circle where a man Sit assumed as the coach stood.
“Hi,” The man who Sit thought was the coach said, “I’m the head coach of the team and my assistant staff is over there on the sideline.”
Sit’s brown eyes scanned the court, taking in all of the people he saw around him. The coaches, players and media all stopped to look at him, their eyes set on him and his every move. Although he seemed like a child among giants, Sit felt that he was in total control of the situation. He motioned to everyone to follow him to the sideline and in front of the scorers’ desk.
One of the players shouted out, “I’m the captain, nice to meet you sir!”
Sit smiled and thought about how some of the team was probably just as young as he was. He took a few steps in different directions, trying to think of something to say and then stopped to look at everyone listening to him. It was the type of grand entrance he had dreamed of.
“My name is Will and please don’t be too formal around me of this season won’t be any fun at all. I’m pleased to be a part of this organisation boys and it’s great to be able to meet all of you.”
Sit then strolled towards the court and pointed at it, “Your job as basketball players is to entertain the crowd. My job is to help you win at the same time.”
“And how are we supposed to do that,” a lanky African American man in a training singlet blurted out, “We don’t even have a fan base!”
Sit looked in his direction and boldly stated, “Well, I’m going to change that. My aim is to get this team through its troubles and trust me fellas, I’m positive I can do it. This year, we will make the playoffs.”
Voices started to mumble and most of the crowd huddled around Sit kept their eyes and ears focused on the new GM.

Sit knew he had all of the attention now and added one last comment, “It’s great to be with the Atlanta Hawks.”
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Postby Jing on Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:24 pm

wow... u really do love to write.. and i read all of it too XD
yea hawks
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Postby L.G. Fuad on Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:45 pm

This looks like it should be awesome. (Y)
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Postby thaKEAF on Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:05 pm

Niiice. :D
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Postby Kemp on Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:13 pm

Goodluck with your new Hawks dynasty. Hopefully, you can take the Hawks to the playoffs. (Y)
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Postby jonnyboy261 on Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:44 pm

Great Writing!! :D
i followed ur recent lakers dynasty because i like ur stories lol
even if it is a little unrealistic

just 1 suggestion
The sounds of sneakers running and balls bouncing on the polished basketball court came to a sudden;

use squeaking instead or running :idea:


hope ur team does well and u do too as GM of Atlanta!!!
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Postby Bosh4 on Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:06 pm

Great Start
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Postby streetballaz1 on Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:41 pm

nice (Y) ,great writing interesting
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Postby Mark. on Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:37 pm

Awesome stuff dude,

As ive always said, your one of the best writers ive seen.

Great imagination. (Y)
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Postby The_Flying_Tomato on Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:51 pm

ROFL, a guy goes from 7/11 to the Hawks GM? Don't make fun of the Hawks so much.
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Postby Sit on Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:48 pm

Jing wrote:wow... u really do love to write.. and i read all of it too XD
yea hawks


- Thanks... I hope you enjoy it. What I'm looking for is to entertain you by letting you read. With myself, I find it hard to read books and texts that are about things I don't want to read about soI hope that you guys can find my text interesting since we share a common interest! (Y)

L.G. Fuad wrote:This looks like it should be awesome. (Y)

Bosh4 wrote:Great Start

streetballaz1 wrote:nice (Y),great writing interesting


- I sure hope will be good. Thanks for the support guys! (Y)

thaKEAF wrote:Niiice. :D


- thaaaanx!

Kemp wrote:Goodluck with your new Hawks dynasty. Hopefully, you can take the Hawks to the playoffs. (Y)


- Hey Kemp! Nice to see you around!

jonnyboy261 wrote:Great Writing!!
i followed ur recent lakers dynasty because i like ur stories lol
even if it is a little unrealistic
hope ur team does well and u do too as GM of Atlanta!!!


- Thanks a lot Jonnyboy! Also thank you for the edit... if you see any places to fix, tell me. Because I really want to improve my writing skills... I'm trying to read a lot more to expand my vocab! (Y)

Mark. wrote:Awesome stuff dude,

As ive always said, your one of the best writers ive seen.

Great imagination. (Y)


- Thanks mate but sorry, I will have to accept that thats a bit of an overstatement! haha... I'm not that great really but I do admit that I am good in one area and that's keeping suspence and hiding relevent facts from the reader. And that's what my writings about basically... there's always something you don't know about!

PHX4LIFE wrote:ROFL, a guy goes from 7/11 to the Hawks GM? Don't make fun of the Hawks so much.


- Yeh man... I respect them fully! But there's a big reason why that fact is in this story... you just got to read on to see!
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Re: ::: A Legend Is Born ::: Part I :::

Postby HonorGlow on Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:07 pm

Sit wrote:“Yes sir, I was a salesperson at Seven Eleven sir. I made sure the floor was always mopped sparkly clean.”

Woah wait a minute...wasn't that Mitch Kupchak's job before he landed the GM position for the Lakers... you're just one big Kupchack disciple aren't you!?!?!?! :twisted:

Wow the Hawks...Josh Childress always is pretty solid even though he's never a go-to type of dude. Joe Johnson seems to give my dynasty fits...

Sit without the Lakers...it's almost like seeing Jordan in a Washington uniform.
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Postby Isaiah on Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:26 pm

great stuff...you can write!!!

Good luck with this Hawks Dynasty...looks promising
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Postby Jugs on Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:45 pm

Great start to another great dynasty

Hopefully you'll stick through the whole season this time (Y)
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Postby Null17 on Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:11 pm

Not in the mood to read, I rarely am. But sounds like you put a backstory to how you got a GM spot so sounds great (Y)
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Postby Sit on Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:30 pm

Atlanta Strengthens Backcourt Rotation
Disgruntled Stephon Marbury moving to Atlanta

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Oct 23, Atlanta (AP) - It was reported that the General Managers of the New York Knicks and the Atlanta Hawks have agreed on a trade that would move Stephon Marbury to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for a package of young players.

Sources close to newly appointed General Manager Will Sit of the Atlanta Hawks confirmed that the GM and Isiah Thomas, GM of the New York Knicks had been having discussions on a possible trade for Marbury. The trade was leaked and the latest information concerning it was that in exchange for the former Georgia Tech star PG, the Hawks would send swingmen Josh Smith, Josh Childress and veteran PG Tyronn Lue.

The two-time NBA All Star Marbury was expected to last longer in the Knicks' camp with the arrival of his Olympic coach and former Detroit Pistons' coach Larry Brown. The two infamously butted heads at the 2004 Athens Olympics where Team USA struggled to bring back a gold medal in the priorly dominated Men's Basketball. Marbury had stated that he would work with Brown however, training camp and the few exhibition games they have played together haven't proven to be smooth sailing for the duo.

One such incident was only recently in an exhibition game against the Chicago Bulls. Stephon Marbury walked out on the team as Brown refused to put him back in the game with New York losing by 3 points with 4 minutes remaining in the game. Instead, Brown went with rookie Nate Robinson. The Knicks ended up winning the game by 2.

The trading of Marbury hasn't come as a surprise to many critics but the package of players the Knicks are receiving in return is. Larry Brown is known not to work well with younger players. Childress and Smith are both only 1 year deep into their NBA careers.

Many are synical about how Brown would have coped with the Knicks before the trade and others are starting to wonder about this too as the Knicks only get younger and younger. Thomas announced at a press conference today, "This is a better alternative than to have Stephon and Larry argue during the season. This trade should add depth to our team and how Coach Brown utilises the rotation is his choice."

Stephon Marbury stands out as only the second player to have career averages of 20 ppg and 8 apg. He is second only to Oscar Robertson.

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New GM Steals the Spotlight

One must wonder why there was such commotion when newly appointed Hawks GM Will Sit entered the Hawks' training center yesterday. How could the GM get more attention than newcomer Joe Johnson or Hawks' star Al Harrington?

It's simple! Becuase no one knows where he's from and why he's here. The former 7-11 employee keeps telling media that he is true to his roots and doesn't lie about his past but many people are feeling that there is more to the story, than meets the eye. Amongst all of the promises of taking Atlanta back to the top and bringing fans back to ATL, we're not really sure if this guy even has the qualifications to be able to do all of this. Talk about big words from someone who's accomplished nothing.

One things true though and that is that the whole of Atlanta will be watching and listening to what Will Sit can do with the Hawks in the near future. Maybe as time passes, we will learn more about the mystery that he brings.
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Postby ijbl on Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:35 pm

Good luck with this!!! I like the possible Steph trade, its great to see some creative trades, and I think the CPU would also benefit from this trade.
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Postby Sit on Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:44 pm

Honor wrote:Wow the Hawks...Josh Childress always is pretty solid even though he's never a go-to type of dude. Joe Johnson seems to give my dynasty fits...

Sit without the Lakers...it's almost like seeing Jordan in a Washington uniform.


- Putting my name and MJ's name or even Lakers is quite a disgrace to both of them! Yeah mate, thanks for the support!

Isaiah wrote:great stuff...you can write!!!

Good luck with this Hawks Dynasty...looks promising


- Yo Isaiah! Ur here too! Glad you can join me! Thanks man... but again, I'm quite overrated! :lol:

Jugs wrote:Great start to another great dynasty

Hopefully you'll stick through the whole season this time (Y)


- I wouldn't call it great just yet! Thanks alot man! And it's not like I wanted to start a new one! haha

Null17 wrote:Not in the mood to read, I rarely am. But sounds like you put a backstory to how you got a GM spot so sounds great (Y)


- hmmm,. well this might not be your type of dynasty then...

ijbl wrote:Good luck with this!!! I like the possible Steph trade, its great to see some creative trades, and I think the CPU would also benefit from this trade.


- Thanks alot mate. The CPU would be worse I think! lol Hawks would get the better part of the deal! Oh btw... do u support the EPL? Seeing you're from Manchester and all!
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Postby Jugs on Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:10 pm

The Marbury trade sounds nice but I hate the fact that Childress has to be offered :cry:

Maybe even try and sign or trade for a Center (Varejao :mrgreen: )
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Postby ijbl on Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:16 pm

Sit wrote:- Thanks alot mate. The CPU would be worse I think! lol Hawks would get the better part of the deal! Oh btw... do u support the EPL? Seeing you're from Manchester and all!


No, I genuinly believe this deal works for the Knicks. If I was the Knicks IRL and in NBA Live 06, I would pull this deal! I really like innovative trades that work for both!

I am from Manchester, and I do follow the EPL. I am a Manchester United fan, and go to most games (although now I'm a poor student not as many as I used to!!!! lol). You follow the Premier League? I hope your not a Harry Kewell/Liverpool fan!!! I may be forced to stop reading this dynasty :wink:
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Postby Cloudy on Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:22 pm

7/11 Employee Leads Hawks to Champion Throne!
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Postby Its_asdf on Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:49 pm

Wow, great start as usual, but I'm not the biggest fan in the world of Marbury and I'd hate to see Josh Childress go.
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Postby Jing on Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:21 pm

hm thats an insane trade.. i didnt think anyone could take up his immense salary
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Postby The_Flying_Tomato on Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:52 pm

aww, don't give up smith... give up al instead
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Postby #thierry on Wed Nov 30, 2005 5:57 am

Wow amazing writing man (Y) You have great writing. I like the trade, go for it :)
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Postby Sit on Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:53 am

Jugs wrote:The Marbury trade sounds nice but I hate the fact that Childress has to be offered :(

Maybe even try and sign or trade for a Center (Varejao :mrgreen:)


- That's a good idea but we will have to see if I can get a big man. I notcie that's what I need now but the log jam at SF and SG was way too much... might as well get a PG and now play Al, Stephon, JJ and Marvin at the same time! (Y)

ijbl wrote:No, I genuinly believe this deal works for the Knicks. If I was the Knicks IRL and in NBA Live 06, I would pull this deal! I really like innovative trades that work for both!

I am from Manchester, and I do follow the EPL. I am a Manchester United fan, and go to most games (although now I'm a poor student not as many as I used to!!!! lol). You follow the Premier League? I hope your not a Harry Kewell/Liverpool fan!!! I may be forced to stop reading this dynasty :wink:


- Trades that work for both teams is always what should be sought after if you can't get a trade that favours you most... as most GM's would look for.

Yeah, I follow the EPL. I follow Arsenal! haha. Anyways... I'm still really confused over why Roy Keane was dropped from Man Utd but I do hope that he comes over to the Aussie A-League! (Y) But that's not possible... :lol:

About Liverpool and Harry... I don't like the team. And I think Harry is overrated even though he did play well against Uruguay in the World Cup qualifier. And right now, I hope Arsenal and Man Utd can both catch up to Chelsea... I liked the days when both clubs were on top and Chelsea was... not up that high! :roll: Plus, less contenders to worry about!

Cloudy wrote:7/11 Employee Leads Hawks to Champion Throne!


- I never knew you could tell the future!

Its_asdf wrote:Wow, great start as usual, but I'm not the biggest fan in the world of Marbury and I'd hate to see Josh Childress go.


- Does Marbury have many fans? I don't think he does!

Jing wrote:hm thats an insane trade.. i didnt think anyone could take up his immense salary


- Three players plus CAP space... plenty of salary! Works wonders! (Y)

PHX4LIFE wrote:aww, don't give up smith... give up al instead


- If Al went, I wouldn't have a PF...

Henry wrote:Wow amazing writing man (Y) You have great writing. I like the trade, go for it :D


- Thanks for the props my friend!
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Postby pHLo on Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:38 am

:cry:

yo will..... i got no time to read all your stuff man :/
but it's nice to see you starting a dynasty, u can be sure that i'll read it =)
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Postby Sit on Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:29 am

It's ok PH! Make sure you do read it eventually! haha
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Postby killer_cr0ss0ver on Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:30 pm

He wanted to expand the stadium, change the uniforms, advertise and promote the team. Sit wanted to bring in new players and hire a high profile head coach. And he knew that if he could call the moves, much like in a game of chess, the fortunes of this down-trodden franchise would look far more prosperous than they were at present.



looking for this one...

nice story i must say... very... never knew what team are you in until it was the end...
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Postby [C][B]#4 on Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:58 pm

I sorta like the idea of u bringing Marbs to Atlanta, but I'd hate to see Josh Smith go. He's got great potential.
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Postby The_Flying_Tomato on Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:17 pm

[C][B]#4 wrote:I sorta like the idea of u bringing Marbs to Atlanta, but I'd hate to see Josh Smith go. He's got great potential.

*nod in agreement*
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Postby Sit on Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:33 pm

Chapter 1

The Hawks players ran up and down the court, their jerseys looked like they were soaked in ink thanks to the immense amount of sweat that they had amassed through the training. The members of the team finally finished their suicide runs; punishment for another poor session. They were all stumbling along on the baseline. Each and every member of the team looked like they were dying of thirst in a desert.

Sit sat courtside, quietly observing how Coach Woodson treated and organised his players. Al Harrington, Joe Johnson and Josh Childress were the first to leave the court as rookies Salim Stoudamire and Marvin Williams later followed suit. 2005 Slam Dunk champion Josh Smith hung around on the sideline to be interviewed by journalists about an impending trade that would see him to New York. Sit left his courtside seat and started to move briskly towards the lobby entrance before stopping to look over his shoulder. He spotted Zaza Pachulia shooting free throws by himself. Itching to shoot the basketball for the first time in months, Sit turned back towards the hardwood.
“Want to play Horse?” Sit asked.
Zaza looked down at him and replied in an uncertain tone, “Yeah, sure.”
He took the ball from Zaza’s hand and took a shot from behind the arc. The ball swished through the net and Sit just said, “Wow, what a fluke!”
Zaza’s shot was an air ball and Sit joked, “Maybe I should replace you on the team?”
He then took his next shot from the right hand side of the court on the sideline. The ball sailed in the air in a parabolic path and went in off the backboard.
“Bank!” yelled Sit.
Zaza didn’t blink due to shock and he looked at Sit in disgust, “I’m losing to you?”
“Sure am,” taunted Sit.
Zaza’s following shot was another air ball and Sit squared up to take another attempt. The ball left Sit’s hand as he launched the rock in perfect technique. Sit raised his fist as he watched the ball drop into the iron but before he could turn around to smile at his opponent, the ball rolled out of the rim.
Sit couldn’t believe his bad luck and murmured, “This ring is rigged.”
Zaza smirked at Sit, “I’ve had enough of this bull.”
The big man proceeded to dunk the ball.
“Hey! That ain’t fair,” Sit protested, angry that his height was being taken advantage of.
Pachulia then stated, “Play by my rules kid.”
Sit received his first letter before his opponent finished him off with four more simple dunks. He didn’t even come close to touching the rim.
“Good game,” Sit said, smiling at Zaza before shaking his hand.
Zaza nodded and left the court for the dressing room.

Looking back towards the entrance to the lobby, Sit saw the Hawks’ legal adviser John O’Shea standing at the door. He waved at John and the other man waved back. He jogged up to greet John in the lobby.
“A bit hot to be playing in a suit,” John said.
John was a tall European man. His pale skin, blonde hair and blue eyes earned him the nickname of Albino amongst his workmates in the Hawks’ organisation
Sit replied, “It’s good fun but I need to take a shower.”
He then noticed that John looked flabbergasted, “You been doing a bit of running yourself Albino?”
John then said, “I came quickly to get you. I need to warn you that there’s a whole bunch of media outside waiting to see you.”
“What are they here for?”
John hesitantly told him, “The Stephon Marbury was just vetoed by the board of directors only fifteen minutes ago. I’m sorry.”
Sit was confused and asked, “Why?”
“That’s what you will have to ask them. You have a meeting with the board in one hour.”
“Alright,” Sit replied with disappointment evident in his shaky voice, “And the media. What do I tell them?”
“You can always go out through the back door.”
Sit pondered for a while and made a quick decision, “I have nothing to hide. Let’s go.”

It took a quick shower and changed into shirt, shorts and thongs. John had called police to request an escort to Sit’s car that was parked outside the training complex. The barrister walked in circles inside as the two waited for the police to arrive. Sit sat there wondering, Why would the board override my decision?
“Can the board legally do this?” Sit questioned.
“They do if it’s on the right basis,” John answered, “They’re shareholders of the team and are quite high up. If they went to the owner of the team, I think the owner would trust them more too since you only just got the job.”
The wail of sirens echoed in the distance as a handful of squad cars pulled up outside. A dozen officers broke up the mob outside and John unlocked the entrance to the gym. Sit stood out into the hot sun and put on his sunglasses. The journalists and cameramen tried to make a push towards Sit. As they edged closer, the three policemen protecting him stood in their path. The flashing and clicking of cameras and the constant squabble of reporters trying to get a story annoyed him.
Amongst all of the questions, Sit just responded, “No comment” to all of them.
The authorities wrestled their way through the crowd, creating a path for Sit to follow. As Sit got to ride, he spun around to face the mass of media and shouted, “The news of the trade falling through has come as a shock to me too. But please respect my privacy!”
Sit hopped into his car and sped off.

Rob Wilson was a successful businessman back in his ‘hey day.’ The middle aged family man joined the Hawks as a financial adviser and was promoted to the board of directors due to his brilliant track record. If there was anyone that Atlanta could rely on to increase sales and popularity, this man was him. Rob was a religious man and loved his sport. More importantly though was the fact that the entire front office of the Hawks franchise had trust in him. The board consisted of five men and Rob was the president of it. He was the one who convinced the others to agree to veto the Stephon Marbury trade.

There was a knock at the door and a lady opened the door to announce Sit’s arrival. He burst through the doors once the lady had stepped out and smashed the door closed behind him. His appearance was nothing more than utterly unimpressive.
“How dare you stop my first move,” Sit boldly claimed, pointing his finger at Rob, “How could you? I’m doing this franchise a favour!”
Sit’s face looked like it was about to explode and his eyes were full of rage.
“Calm down good man,” Soothed the plump faced Wilson, “Let’s handle this properly.”
“Handle this properly? You guys just freaking broke off a very, important trade!”
A member on the left of Wilson replied, “The board doesn’t approve your actions.”
“I’m bloody saving this entire franchise. I’m the GM, I get the final say.”
The same man who had just spoken added, “We believe that you are too inexperienced to make such an important decision.”
Sit looked insulted as he shot back, “You’re discriminating me aren’t you?”
“We didn’t say…”
Sit interrupted, “I will let you know that Stephon will make the sales of tickets go up. He is a major piece in our puzzle and since a player of his calibre is available, we really need to take advantage of this situation!”
Wilson debated, “Josh Smith is the faced of our franchise. You can’t just trade him away after one season. The same goes for Josh Childress, he’s got potential too.”
“I can trade him if I want,” The stubborn Sit said, “Stephon, Joe Johnson and Al can be the faces of our franchise.”
A bulky African American man sitting on the right of Rob voiced his own opinion, “Will you two just hold on? We don’t need a franchise player- we need to re-establish ourselves as a respectable franchise first!”
Sit and Rob, almost simultaneously glared at the man with both of their faces seemingly saying, Are you crazy? The man just looked back and shrugged.
“Mr Sit, our fans need to be able to relater to us,” Rob spoke up confidently, “They remember Dominquie Wilkens when Atlanta was actually doing well. When Josh won the dunk contest and wore the number 21 jersey, it was great publicity. This will increase sales by itself.”
Sit saw his point but he still felt the urge to argue, “Yeah, what’s good if we have a one-dimensional star when we can have a winning team instead with three possible All Stars?”
The board laughed and one of the men shouted out, “You’re trying to tell us that Stephon Marbury can help win games?”
“He’s never…”
This time Rob butted in, “Never what? Never had a supporting cast? Never been with a team long enough to start winning? Has it occurred to you that Stephon’s team have always done better without him?”
One of the others added, “The board won’t agree with you on this topic Mr Sit. The decision is final!”
Sit couldn’t take it, he felt that it wasn’t fair that he was being ordered by someone in an inferior position to where he was.
“You won’t let me make choices,” Sit questioned, his fists clenched tightly and his body shaking, “Why?”
One of the other board members answered his query, “Because you are too young, too inexperienced.”
“Or is it because I don’t have the same qualifications as you and I got a better job or is it because I don’t have a trophy wife at home who doesn’t love me?”
The board members all whispered and cursed under their breath as Sit continued, “So how much did Mr Wilson bribe you with?”
Rob rose from his chair and struck his hand on the table. Sit picked up his glass of water and sipped it.
“How dare you speak of us like that?” Rob asked.
Sit shouted back, “I’m not here to fight. Now that I know what kind of scum I work with, I fully understand why Atlanta is so awful. I have come to realise that this board is not worth my time.”
“You little…”
Rob couldn’t finish as the water from Sit’s glass splashed into his face. Sit put the glass down hard and turned to walk to the door.
“You may have won this time,” He shouted at the board members who were holding back Rob Wilson from lunging at him, “But you haven’t seen the last of me.”
After that, Sit left the room and once again slammed the door behind him. Books from the bookshelf near the door fell to the ground in a giant heap.

As Sit stood in the tranquillity of the lift; a stark contrast to the noisy boardroom, Sit thought, I just gotta make it.
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Postby Jugs on Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:47 pm

This is turning into some superhero type of shit :mrgreen:

I'm loving your articles, keep them coming

(i meant the superhero thing as a good thing (Y) )
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Postby Sit on Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:44 pm

Killer Crossover wrote:looking for this one...

nice story i must say... very... never knew what team are you in until it was the end...


- Thanks brother! It's nice to know that I can do that!

Jugs wrote:This is turning into some superhero type of shit :mrgreen:

I'm loving your articles, keep them coming

(i meant the superhero thing as a good thing (Y))


- How's it a good thing man? And whos the superhero?
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Postby Jing on Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:46 pm

my god man, amazing.
i now have no doubt that you spend way more time on nlsc then on school XD or life for that matter
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Postby Sit on Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:32 am

nah man, its cool!

School was over two weeks ago and plus, these updates only take half an hour (Y)
Plus, I do have a life thank you very much! Just don't play computer games!
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Postby #thierry on Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:50 am

OMFG! I love that article. Also the part when you say the "kind of scum I work with" (Y)
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Postby ijbl on Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:55 am

Sit wrote:- Trades that work for both teams is always what should be sought after if you can't get a trade that favours you most... as most GM's would look for.

Yeah, I follow the EPL. I follow Arsenal! haha. Anyways... I'm still really confused over why Roy Keane was dropped from Man Utd but I do hope that he comes over to the Aussie A-League! (Y) But that's not possible... :lol:

About Liverpool and Harry... I don't like the team. And I think Harry is overrated even though he did play well against Uruguay in the World Cup qualifier. And right now, I hope Arsenal and Man Utd can both catch up to Chelsea... I liked the days when both clubs were on top and Chelsea was... not up that high! :roll: Plus, less contenders to worry about!


Yeah I was gutted about Keane but thats football. Kewell used to be amazing, he could re-find his form. It was an amazing acheivment by the Aussies to get in the World Cup. But does it make up for the Ashes? :wink:

Great post BTW, this dynasty is clearly going to be great!
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Postby Jugs on Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:59 pm

- How's it a good thing man? And whos the superhero?


I meant the superhero thing as some type of action story with a lot of action and exciting stuff and the 7/11 guy is the superhero
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Postby Mark. on Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:58 pm

Awesome Sit, just awesome, you tell me that what i said was an over statement, then go write this, your mad, this is brilliant (Y)
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Postby pHLo on Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:32 pm

yeah, it's really cool =)

i enjoyed reading your articles, and i like your idea of the HORSE game against ZaZa xD

good job (Y)
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Postby Its_asdf on Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:02 pm

You seem like a crazy man in that next article. XD Anyway, I think it's good that they vetoed the trade. Stupid Marbury.
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Postby Sit on Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:46 am

Henry wrote:OMFG! I love that article. Also the part when you say the "kind of scum I work with"


- Thanks man! Much appreciated! I'm trying to make it Hot! :)

ijbl wrote:Yeah I was gutted about Keane but thats football. Kewell used to be amazing, he could re-find his form. It was an amazing acheivment by the Aussies to get in the World Cup. But does it make up for the Ashes?

Great post BTW, this dynasty is clearly going to be great!


- What can I say? Kewell's been out ages but yeah, I still think he's overrated. Especially over here in Aussieland! Great to see the Aussies in Germany next year and don't talk bout the ashes!

Thanks, I sure hope this will be a good dynasty. And about the EPL... I don't like Wigan!

Jugs wrote:I meant the superhero thing as some type of action story with a lot of action and exciting stuff and the 7/11 guy is the superhero


- Well.. if theres too much action, I better tone it down a bit! (Y)

Mark wrote:Awesome Sit, just awesome, you tell me that what i said was an over statement, then go write this, your mad, this is brilliant (Y)


- your mad!

ph wrote:yeah, it's really cool =)

i enjoyed reading your articles, and i like your idea of the HORSE game against ZaZa xD


- Yeh, if he didnt dunk on me... i would have won! (Y)

asdf wrote:You seem like a crazy man in that next article. XD Anyway, I think it's good that they vetoed the trade. Stupid Marbury.


- Stephon not coming to ATL only adds to the plot!
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NBA Season Preview || Atlanta Hawks
NBA Doormat to NBA Contenders? - Hawks GM

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General Manager Will Sit stated at his introductory press conference, '"The Atlanta Hawks will make the Playoffs." There is one problem and that is that this team's poor basketball record won't be going up much in the near future.

After a poor preseason performance in which the Hawks lost their last three straight games, the only thing that is looking good for the Hawks is the pairing of Joe Johnson and Al Harrington. The two players did well together but playing time was limited as Coach Woodson wanted to experiment with his lineups.

Joe Johnson, the recent Hawks newcomer was spectacular as he shot 42.6% from behind the arc. The former Suns' swingman averaged 18.7 ppg and 4 apg in just over 30 mpg. Al Harrignton, the star forward of the team averaged a double double of 14 ppg and 11 rpg in 34 mpg.

Rookie Marvin Williams didn't put up much of a showing as second round choice Salim Stoudamire overshadowed his counterpart, who was picked second overall. Stoudamire showed his teammates that he could shoot the ball during games and expecially during training camp. Every single shooting drill was won by him.

The biggest disappointments came in the two Josh's. Smith and Childress, both projected to start for the Hawks, were woeful in all six preseason games. The swingmen were out of form, missing easy shots, making bad decisions and looking unmotivated late in tough games.

Apart from the on-court drama, the news of the death of teammate Jason Collier has also contributed to a depressing atmosphere in the team locker room. And the front office is also reported to be suffering from problems between General Manager Sit and the board of directors.

With all of this behind the scenes, it’s hard to see Atlanta making any push towards a post-season appearance.

Best Case Scenario: Make some trades which don't seem too logical and somehow win 20 games
Worst Case Scenario: Have 13 wins and ehad straight for the lottery
Player to Watch: Joe Johnson might have an All-star season this year after leaving the Suns

Projected Starters and Stats:

Center Zaza Pachulia | 8 ppg 8 rpg
Power Forward Al Harrington | 18 ppg 9 rpg
Small Forward Josh Smith | 15 ppg 5 rpg
Shooting Guard Josh Childress | 11 ppg 4 rpg 4 apg
Point Guard Joe Johnson | 25 ppg 6 rpg 4 apg 2 spg
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Postby #thierry on Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:40 am

Nice preview. Did you play the preseason games?
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Postby The_Flying_Tomato on Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:09 pm

Go salim! Make him big, baby! You should trade childress and harrington for Dwight Howard if you can rofl
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Postby [C][B]#4 on Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:45 pm

man great season preview Sit. Good luck on your opener. Great chapter 1 btw. Crazy ass writing skills you got there bro (Y)
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Postby Jing on Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:00 pm

pretty good season opener dude, it should be interesting
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Postby HonorGlow on Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:32 pm

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The reason why I love screen shots is that it gives you the chance to really appreciate the detail(as much as our PC's can give us) that EA has put into the game that we don't really get to take awe of while we're actually playing...

... in this shot you can really see the extra time they put into making the arena as authentic in the upper tiers...something you really can't pay attention to while playing the game. That's one reason I love playing the game on the PC because we can really visually reflect...

That's my two cents..now onto page two of Sit's Dynasty... :lol:
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Postby The_Flying_Tomato on Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:35 pm

I wish they had NBA Live games for Mac, but nooooo mac couldn't sign the title
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