There's a huge difference between reserving the right to change your mind and lying. Dumars doesn't appear to act in haste. But as Tad suggests he's closed mouthed (as he should be since peoples livlihoods are at stake). We know nothing of the relationship between the two since the season ended. Everything except the the firing is heresay. It also true that anytime something happens you weren't expecting to happen - it appears hasty since you haven't had time to wrap your brain around it and it's consequences. You can be sure that Dumars spent a lot of time preparing to fire Coach Curry. It wasn't hasty and like many have suggested he most likely reached out to the replacement long before the pink slip arrived. I know there's a lot of concern over Doug Collins. But he has mellowed a bit since he last prowled the sidelines at the Palace.