Unsubstantiated rumors. I might as well speculate it was because Clay missed a number of games last season. Maybe the Bulls simply expected their PA announcer to, I don't know, show up for all the games?Originally posted by BCH
It has been intimated it was because of comments Clay made that were critical of the organization and their treatment of Michael Jordan when he made his return to Chicago this past season.
Ray Clay is the only one speaking out about it. Was he not showing up consistently or was he pushed to the side to try out new talent?Originally posted by RealFan
Ray Clay was fired for not showing up consistently for his job. After he got fired, he concocted some BS about how he wanted to do more for MJ upon his return.
Ray Clay was not fired for voicing his opinion. The Bulls actually let him finish out the season and then made a decision. Had there been dismay over the MJ situation, he would have been dismissed right then and there.
Also, Ray Clay, like most of us who work for a company, is an "at will" employee. He can be fired for whatever reason as long as discrimination is not involved. Firing someone for differences over opinion is completely legitimate.
BCH if you have a problem with someone here take it to me PM.Originally posted by BCH
Ray Clay is the only one speaking out about it. Was he not showing up consistently or was he pushed to the side to try out new talent?
He probably has a year to year contract and was not resigned. Being an at-will employee does not mean it is a legitimate reason to be fired for his opinion. It just means that Krause does not need a legitimate reason to fire him.
As a side note to Truebluefan or KC, do you feel like dealing with gettinbranded sooner rather than later?
Continuing on the assumption that Clay's comments were the reason he was fired... you make it sound as if Clay was opining that he prefers Burger King over McDonalds. His comments were directly critical of the organization for which he worked. I don't know of any company where that sort of thing would be tolerated.Originally posted by BCH
Being an at-will employee does not mean it is a legitimate reason to be fired for his opinion. It just means that Krause does not need a legitimate reason to fire him.
It won't play for me.Originally posted by HAWK23
hey ok i found the link on ESPN with his interview on why he was fired, all of you go here and select your connection speed and it will play: