I'm shocked more people did not make the connection.
In any event, Durchslag reads like a solid hire. He comes from Expedia (EXPE - Get Report) where he was president. Prior to that, he was the COO at Skype. He has Web 2.0 written all over him. That's precisely what Best Buy needs -- young tech guys like Gillett and Durchslag, not retail lifers.
It's key to note that Gillett likely has Schulze's support. The former chairman played a major role in hiring him. That, however, doesn't mean a thing to investors because Schulze will likely only become a player again if Best Buy goes private.
I hope the company stays public and continues on its current track, minus the overhang of the persistent short-term noise. If that happens, it might be time to accumulate shares on a reactionary dip on news of no buyout.At the time of publication the author held no positions in any of the stocks mentioned. Follow @RoccoPendola This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.