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Old 01-17-2012, 10:52 AM   #7 (permalink)

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Originally Posted by 'trane View Post

if that's the case, why didn't we have any effective defense for the entirety of last season? this isn't just an issue of time, it is an issue of focus and a system. thus far, from what i can see, casey has focused almost exclusively on defense in order to set a new tone and establish a culture change within the organization. both take time, it's just a matter of where that time is invested.
Because it also has more to do than just time. I agree it's focus and energy on D, but it also has to be emphasized correctly.... I don't think Triano did that. There was no physicality last year.

As for offence this year, ball movement and learning actual half-court sets and finding roles takes time to work out for guys not used to it... we need to be patient. They're are a lot of clean looks not being made, which would certainly make this offence look much better.
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