PLS 200Mich - PLS 200 Michael Slagh 1 December 2003 Writing...

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Alt #1 Alt #2 Alt #1 Alt #2 PLS 200 Michael Slagh 1 December 2003 Writing Assignment #3 Part I. There is a high amount of competition for the best talent in the National Basketball Association, mainly because of the fact that there are 30 teams in the league now, and most of the talent is diluted or somewhat evenly distributed among teams. If any one team wants a more significant chance at winning a championship they must either acquire a high amount of talent, or hire a coach that is able to work with what he has and make something better. The second proposition is more risky because a team with more talent is more likely to win, unless the other coach is exceptional or if the other team is having a bad night. Therefore, because many times a General Manager’s job security depends on the success of his/her team, it is in the best interest of the GM to acquire as much talent as possible, albeit sometimes independent of the cost. There is a catch, though: a high amount of competition for the best players drives up the price and the contracts. This infusion of new talent may help a team in the short term, but a team that adds several talented but aging veterans might be strapped for cash in the long term because of the type of contract. So a team must make a choice, and
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