You're completely right Mo.
Something had to be done NOW though, and Smythe leaving is better for the bank balance than replacing Larry Abney with Julian Kazzouh or someone - especially when at 0-8 their season is already toast.
I am not confident of their future, and I feel that they will only replace Smythe with someone similar, since the people above Smythe are just as guilty as he. There will be tumbleweeds blowing the Swamp to round out the season now, as the already record-low crowd numbers take a further nosedive
Which is why the club as a whole needs a clean out.
Not only do the Cedars, Hinder, Allen, (probably Holmes and PC too) have to go; the whole front office, salespeople, especially marketing staff and manager, everyone involved in game night presentation, coaches; everyone has to go.
You will end up losing some decent people that deserve jobs elsewhere, but the rebuild has to be unforgiving and total. It is the only way to do it, especially if we switch to a community model as is looking likely.
You have to look at this franchise as a whole and ask yourself, "who is doing their job right now. Who is actually of value to this franchise?" while looking at every failure from top to bottom.
The list will be two people long: Todd Blanchfield and Mitch Norton.
I would be negotiating with PC and Holmes for a mutual release as soon as possible (since both are under contract for next year), and I would be showing everyone else who so much as folds a towel for the organisation to kindly take a hike. There are too many people in that organisation who are passionate and supportive, but at the same time: clueless about basketball-related matters, defensive when criticised, and entirely unwilling to change
Bring on the community model, transparency, and above all: accountability.