Raptors Forum | Toronto Raptors Forums & Message Boards - View Single Post - Isaiah Thomas and the Raptors
View Single Post
Old 12-17-2008, 12:01 AM   #20 (permalink)
Toebee
like

Member
 
Toebee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 235
Representing:
Default

This is how I remembered it:

1- It started with his relationship with our 1st Coach Brendan Malone (good coach). Brendan was trying to win games and he didn't play the young players enough for Zeke so he fired him after 1 year. Promoted Darrell Walker as coach (This guy has never been a head coach since, crap coach)

2- Wanted majority ownership but failed in his bid. He resigned... but not in classy way but like a bitch (we had like a teen-something losing streak). Darrel Walker was in his 2nd year as head coach and Damon Stoudamire was in his third year. Darrell Walker resigned like a bitch. Damon wanted a trade right away like a bitch because his mommy (Zeke) left and he had no tit to suck on.

3- Grunwald (money guy) was the assistant to Zeke and became the GM. Butch Carter the assistant to Darrell Walker became the head coach and Damon was traded.

*Note* Isaiah took over the CBA which was basketballs version of the CFL. He ran that so badly into the ground the NBA bought it and made it the DNBA.

As much as I like him as a player the guy has the worst managment skills in professional sports.

He was the birth of the Raptors bad reputation that is why no real GM would come here or real coaches would come here. Until BC came, we had NO GM with experience as a GM. 2 out of 7 of our coaches have had previous NBA head coaching experience before they got the Raptors job. Malone (1 year with us) & Wilkins (winniest and losingest coach in history) We have never been able to keep a 1st round picks here for majority of their careers.

Still bitter and Isaiah! Just a little
Toebee is offline   Boss Key Wife Key