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