David Falk on Mike Bibby & The Wizards Trade of Kirk Hinrich
Agent David Falk, decorated history with the Washington Wizards, representative for Mike Bibby. Bibby is the guy who was just traded to D.C. along with Maurice Evans, Jordan Crawford and a 2011 first round pick in exchange for Kirk Hinrich and Hilton Armstrong, who are flying high to Atlanta as I type.
The “Cold War” between Falk and the Wizards was declared over by Falk to the Washington Post’s Michael Lee last June. Abe Pollin had to pass away before the declaration was made.
So, it makes one wonder, would Falk have said, “Ernie [Grunfeld] and I will sit down” back then, during the Cold War, as he did over the phone in an interview with Comcast’s Ron Thompson on Wednesday night?
These are the questions that shall go unanswered, but documented.
Let’s check Falk’s full quote to Thompson when asked how Bibby would react after getting traded to the Iron Curtain of Losing.
“I think number one you have to advise them to be professional. Trades are a part of being a professional athlete, they don’t always work out well. Now there’s about 27 games left in the season, he’ll be done in about six weeks, and then Ernie and I will sit down at the end of the season and evaluate what the future looks like, and it’s conceivable that he’ll get moved again. But I think for the next 27 games, he has to get over what personal disappointment he has in not being in a playoff environment and try to be a good mentor to young John Wall, be a good locker room guy. And Mike will do that. Mike’s a consummate professional. There’s no getting around the fact it’s not fun to go from a playoff team to a non-playoff team, but that’s one of the drawbacks of professional sports.”