Posted by TO Devil on June 09, 21 at 12:00:13:
In Reply to: Carpetbagger in charge posted by Big Ron on June 09, 21 at 10:27:46:
As far as Ray has gone in his career it is amazing that he is so horrible with the media. His pressers and press releases are arrogant, condescending and downright offensive in many cases.
He does not instill warmth or confidence with his approach to fans or the media. I have never met him personally but he appears to have a "smartest man in the room" complex which tells me everything I need to know.
Years ago I headed up the marketing department for a very well known multi-national company. They had a very intense media training program that was conducted by a group of ex-60 Minute employees. May have been the most humbling, yet valuable professional training I every received. Over the course of just a few days these folks were able to expose all of your weaknesses and then build you back up so you better knew how to handle the media. I would strongly suggest someone around Ray gets him similar help as soon as possible.
He has done very little to charm ASU fans or build any sort of trust. During this baseball head coach hiring process, he would do very well to meet with some long time ASU baseball fans, former players, and coaches to better understand ASU's storied baseball history. He would learn more about why ASU baseball fans have been so upset during the past 7 years and could endear himself to fans who would then be more likely to support his baseball hire.
I have learned to try and judge his job by what he does, not what he says. He talks in circles and when measured over a period of time, we end up just where we started. I am hoping he makes a good decision here.
Go Sun Devils!
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