Ryan McDonough wants to select a coach who commands respect and will teach effectively to maximize player talent.
"The most important thing to find in our head coach is someone who is a leader," McDonough said. "We need someone who commands the respect of the players, commands the respect of the entire organization. We also need someone who is a teacher, who can help our young players develop and get better and maximize their individual talent."
McDonough intends to fill his front office with people who can compare players across Europe, colleges, the D-League and free agency.
"I don't want specialists, meaning I don't want guys who just scout college, just scout the pros, just scout the D-league, the international," McDonough said. "What I generally prefer is a smaller model with guys who are master evaluators who know all the players, who can compare a guy who just got bought out in Europe to a guy who developed in the D-league to an NBA free agent. I want all my top guys to be able to do that and tell me who is the best player."