Feinstein: Best Thing About Leonsis, He’s Not Snyder

Just like every Friday, author John Feinstein joined “The Sports Junkies” on 106.7 The Fan and was asked about Capitals and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis’ recent blog on Tedstake.com where he commented the Wiz’s building process is “Going as expected.”

EB said that while Leonsis has had success as the owner of the Caps, he is a businessman at his core and lacks the expertise to judge how a team has progressed.

Feinstein countered and thinks the best quality about Leonsis is that he acknowledges his business savvy and leaves the team building to the experts.

“I think Ted’s strength as an owner has been understanding [he’s a businessman],”  Feinstein said.  That he hasn’t tried to be Snyder, you know, and watch tape with his coaches or sat in on the draft as if he knew like what the heck he was talking about,”  he added.

Feinstein went on to explain that Leonsis is patient and not a knee-jerk kind of guy but there comes a point where an owner needs to voice his displeasure with how a team is performing by doing something reactionary like firing a coach.

Listen to the full John Feinstein interview with “The Sports Junkies” below:

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  • anonymous

    I am definitely not a fan of Snyder like most, but the way Feinstein constantly over reaches to bash Snyder or the Redskins is a little sad. When talking to Wise once he couldn’t even acknowledge Snyders contributions to charity, claiming he does it all for good pr. He constantly bashes the skins fans for remaining loyal to the team. Hes a talented writer with an unfortunate axe to grind and it sadly shows every time he talks about the skins.

    He was asked a question that had nothing to do with Dan Snyder or the Redskins, yet could not resist. To me you lose credibility when you appear to have no objectivity when talking about a team. This is especially true when you constantly find ways to bring it up when it isn’t even in the topic of conversation.

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