Last edited by Hanaka; 04-25-2010 at 08:06 AM.
The Korean and Japanese reports are contradictory. Mao's agent denies of making such a request, while Orser says that he was asked by "Asada's agent" to consider. I think it's most likely that someone at IMG asked him about it but never told Mao's side about it.
Last edited by Ren; 04-25-2010 at 08:57 AM.
What else is new about IMG anyway? They've been dirty for years.
Whoever told the papers about this is the dirty one. Someone wanted to spread some dirt on a non story. Mao wants to train in Japan. She has a lash training facility there. It's the reason she never moved to Russia to train with TT. Top IMG officials probably thought it was a great Idea to have their best skater with the Olympic winner's coach. There is nothing dirty about that. In USA gymnastics all the girls flock to the winning coaches so imo it wouldn't have been dirty even if Mao had asked. The philosophy goes something like: If you want to be the best go with the best. All it would have been is an admitting that Yu Na's coaching/choreography situation was a better decision then her own to go with TT.
Orser is IMG represented. They had easy access to him. An IMG rep could have said something as simple as wouldn't it be nice to be the coach of the current Olympic champion and the current world champion? Imo the only one being unprofessional is whomever released whatever this was to the press almost a month later.
oh, that's right, we can't ever do anything that might be negative to YUNA what does IMG gain from keeping her off of their show? nothing - chances are HER agency is being unreasonable. add to the fact that IMG's FIRST responsibility is to THEIR skaters, and, yeah they get first pick for SOI. It's not "wrong" or "evil" it's business.