The way the 36ers have chopped and changed imports, lost game after game, lost sponsorship dollars, lost revenues in people not coming to games - I don't think whatever Ervin is being paid is going to do the damage that Ninnis/Clarke did (not saying it's Ninnis' fault - he wasn't given fair time IMO). If the expense happens to send the 36ers over the edge into oblivion, he certainly wouldn't be the main cause.
We need Ervin, his talents, his charisma to get the 36ers A) winning, B) getting more sponsorship dollars and C) getting more bums in seats. The extra expense may be what revives Adelaide, and chances of future solvency.
Anyway, i'm ecstatic, it's looking like a championship contender.