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Old 03-30-2011, 09:12 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Claudius View Post
I have yet to read why he's a bad 'defensive' coach right now.

Right, statistically he's had the worst team on defense. But again, how can you play good defense when DeRozan, Caldeorn and Bargnani are TERRIBLE defenders right now?

I'm not saying Triano is the world's greatest coach. He isn't. However, blame him for things he can control, not things he can't.
Putting aside all the stats showing the Raptors are one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA and players looking lost on defense after two seasons (poor defensive rotations, boxing out, open looks), Triano has given no defenive accountability to the three players you mentioned above. I think another season where these three players continuing their bad habits and the influence they will have on the younger players is determental for the future of the team. We have lost more than 50 games this year. The GM has stated this is a rebuilding year. Instead of trying to win meaningless games, send the message, restrict their minutes, instead of giving them all the touches, shots, and playing time. If you don't have the balls to do that, they you are best suited for assistant coach.
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