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Old 07-17-2011, 09:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The part of the article in the OP is just more of the usual stereotyping and some throwaway quote. Casey is not going to recruit anyone like they do in College. If that is why he was bought here then we're fucked, but it's not. He coached college decades ago. His whole emphasis is going to lie in changing things here among pros. Here's the only thing that was worth reading for me:

The Raptors were 26th in points allowed and 29th in field goal percentage last season. So Casey has an arduous task to fix a franchise that has lacked defensive urgency.

“It’s just something you have to emphasize,’’ Casey said. “It’s something we’ll preach, make time for, we’ll follow through with it, hold guys accountable. It’s going to be part of our practice plan more than guys will like . . . it’s gotta be because any time you are last in the league in defense, and you lose 60 games, something’s gotta change and change quickly. And that’s going to be our approach. It’s not only a changing-the-culture situation but a teaching situation because the team is so young.’’
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