Kings’ GM Geoff Petrie issues statement on re-signing of Chuck Hayes
When the Sacramento Kings dropped the news that they were voiding the contract of recently-signed free agent center Chuck Hayes, it was depressing for multiple reasons, not the least of which was legitimate concern for the health of Hayes himself.
But after seeking a second opinion and getting clearance to play, the story, for now, ends happily for Hayes. He’s back with the Kings, and for slightly more money than he was originally offered.
Still, it’s a little embarrassing for the Kings organization that their medical staff came to a rather serious conclusion that was later determined to be false. Some might even say the team flat out failed in their diagnosis, and failed miserably by going so far as to void the contract as a result.
Not surprisingly, the team’s general manager, Geoff Petrie, tried to put a more positive spin on the situation.
And a happy holiday to you, sir!
No one isn’t happy that this turned out the way it did for Hayes. But putting holiday pleasantries and positivity aside for a moment, it needs to me noted that the mistake the Kings organization made here was enormous, and Petrie’s statement that “there is no failure here” is just plain false.