Loomis says he’s not taking on a greater role with the Pelicans


On Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media suggested that Saints G.M. Mickey Loomis could soon be reducing his duties with the team and taking on more duties with the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, owned by Saints owner Tom Benson.  PFT reported that this is not accurate.

On Tuesday, Loomis said so himself at his end-of-season press conference.  Via Nick Underhill of the Baton Rouge Advocate, Loomis also took a shot at the NFL employee who first said Loomis was destined for more NBA work, saying that the report “has about a 30-percent accuracy rate.”

It’s not surprising Loomis would fire a shot at an NFL employee, given the lingering tension between the Saints and the league office, as a result of the whole Bountygate thing.  But still it’s entertaining.

9 responses to “Loomis says he’s not taking on a greater role with the Pelicans

  1. Ian Rapaport is a joke…nothing he reports is ever actually substantiated with facts. He’s beneath the national enquirer.

  2. The day and age we live in is one where a reporter can make a claim where it will instantly get retweeted by thousands of mindless bots thus giving the “report” some semblance of relevance.

    People just don’t have the ability to think anymore, they just regurgitate.

  3. Rapaport’s being right or wrong isn’t the main issue. Bigger picture is that you have an oddball arrangement where an NFL GM is the boss of the GM of an NBA franchise. We all know that a GM has plenty of people working for him and not every second of the day is some big decision, but it’s still a huge job with tons of responsibilities yet Benson has Loomis splitting time. It’s a non-issue when the team is winning but when the roster has lots of holes the question becomes why would anybody set things up in that manner?

  4. Mogogo1, I totally agree with you. I don’t understand why he has so much responsibility. It makes no sense at all. I believe that’s part of the reason why they’ve had issues the last couple seasons. He needs to focus more on the Saints. They need to have a basketball guy for the basketball job. If they go back to the way they did things when they built that championship team, we might see some good things happen for them.

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