So hiring Farmer as Asst GM (a good move, imho) bumps Lombardi up to the GM position (not as good).
Lombardi was certainly deserving of the promotion, seeing all the good work he's done since he got here. Like cutting Rostee Fucker. That was a bold move that few other personnel guys could've made.
A source said Lombardi wanted the GM title originally, but Banner refrained initially.
“At the time, we didn’t know if this (Farmer’s availability) would happen,” Banner said. “I liked the structure of VP/player personnel a little better. It gave him and the department something to aspire to. I thought that was a good thing to have.
Awesome, Banner sees Lombardi as a reckless teenager that needs to prove he can drive within the speed limit in order to get the keys to the car back. Not at all fucking stupid.