Is no news good news?
“He’s definitely on thin ice with everybody,” Beal said of Leonsis. “He wants change and he wants it better.”
“For (Leonsis) to go through the process of hiring the search team, I think that in it of itself speaks to the seriousness behind it,” Beal said. “At the end of the day, it’s his team. He’s going to run the team as he says. All we can do is follow. I can just sense he wants a better environment.”
“At the same time, the bright side is we have an opportunity to build up a team now,” Beal told NBC Sports Washington. “It’s scary to think we have nine free agents and everything like that, but we still have a great opportunity to be able to do something big this summer, make some moves and get some guys in here and try to turn this thing around.”
Large-scale changes won't happen in Washington overnight, but ownership's appetite for change is big itself. After sticking with the familiar for many years of mediocrity, Leonsis' firing of Grunfeld was a much-needed signal to the fan base and the basketball world that he is ready to shake-up a stagnant organization.
Beal may be the one saying all the right things right now, but he may end up being the shipped out of Washington. A sacrifice of talent so the organization can finally begin to build a proper competitor for the future.
“In this business, anything is possible, anything can happen. We can get a new guy in here who has a totally different agenda,” Beal said Friday. “You never know. Just have to play it is you go and accept the fact that it’s a business, and be prepared for any situation.”
In this time of uncertainty, anything can happen.