Most of us (myself included) made excuses for why Rivera interviewed 5 times without being hired. Turns out he probably just gave them the "Rivera face" for the whole interview.
That's actually one of the things I noted when I did the profile on Ross.
I've warmed up to the idea of Dave Gettleman. The more I read, the more there is to like.
Yes, he's older, but I think he's got the kind of championship experience and pedigree we're missing in the front office right now. And he could easily groom a successor (conceivably Abrams or Ross, though I admit that's a huge stretch).