Originally Posted by Mexicola
I don't know, I just get the impression that Thomas was the one who dumped Maria
and she was left scrambling to come up with someone on a bit of short notice(I'm sure Thomas did give her a heads up about his decision). But without any big names available, maybe Connors was the best she could come up with. A big name, whom she already had a relationship with.
Well of course you would
I find it hard to believe Connors would even be willing to suddenly decide to be her coach with just a few days' notice. I mean, this is someone who is retired and has been happily just having a "family life" in recent years -- so by coaching Maria he was committing himself to a major lifestyle change, which ANYONE would want to take quite a bit of time to consider. Add into that the fact that, as I was saying in the GM thread, coaching a woman is a HUGE risk for him (if it doesn't succeed, his reputation/ego will take a big blow) so I find it hard to believe he would've just rushed into this decision and that he would've wanted a lot of time to weigh up this decision before committing to it. So that alone suggests this had probably been under discussion for weeks or even months, imo.