Levingston said he’s interested in keeping a core group of current players heading into next season.
He said players he wants to see back in Halifax include Tony Bennett, Michael Anderson, A.J. Millien and Crookshank.
“Those four guys, for sure,” said Levingston. “And Jimmy Twyman is a guy who can play for me any day.”
So… ummm… that’s awkward. Reasons why I wish he hadn’t said any of this:
1) The season isn’t even over yet… how do you think guys not mentioned feel?
2) The personnel decisions should be made by the coach… and we don’t know who the coach will be yet.
3) The four guys he wants back are scorers.
I don’t actually entirely disagree with this other than the timing. Anderson is tough and a very good defender at the three, Bennett is one of the best Rainmen ever, and if given the opportunity I think Millien could be a star here like he was in Augusta. Eric needs to come back since he’s basically a local guy at this point, but I think it’s clear that he may be at the point where he’s a sixth man. His rebounding and athleticism (and when he concentrates on it, his defense) make him ideal for that role.
I’d also bring back Bailey, George, and maybe Ramey as role players.
This just seems like a bad idea to mention who you want back in an interview.