I'm not 100% on that but you might be right. The problem for the Warriors retaining him may have been how long we had him waiting for. That would lead to him feeling unwanted or getting used to the idea of moving on and looking at new opportunities. The other thing with the Warriors the last few years was the where are they going to be based and when will they move back to New Zealand.
He's ended up ok as he's ended up with the premiership favourites and will then move on to the new franchise to be coached under Bennett.
Again Lodge's argument is nonsense.