Be curious, not judgmental
I’m not sure that I would give KD a pass on the handcuffs. He’s been a head coach before and he knew (should have known) how limiting the transfer restrictions would be. Maybe his NFL time made this assessment harder? He should have advocated for easing those restrictions as a prerequisite for him accepting the job. Maybe the money is big enough that he was ok taking a job that he knew he couldn’t be successful in? I don’t understand why he wouldn’t have used his pulpit as HC to advocate for those changes. Seemed defeatist.Not that KD would have had the success as Prime with similar rules in place, but KD was following the handcuffed rules given to him by PD and RG. Prime doesn't come here if Saliman doesn't remove those handcuffs and provide actual institutional support.
If I'm KD, I'm shrugging off that my situation was different while giving a nod to Prime being Prime and delivering something in recruiting KD could never have done regardless of the lack of handcuffs. Not many could.