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RaptorsFan4Life 06-08-2011 06:13 PM

Casey or Frank next Raptors coach
 
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DALLAS—And then there were two.

According to multiple NBA sources, the Raptors have narrowed the search for a new coach to two men: Dallas Mavericks assistant Dwane Casey and Boston Celtic assistant Lawrence Frank.

Sources say president and general manager Bryan Colangelo has a strong desire to have a new coach in place as long before the June 23 NBA draft as possible but he cannot even begin interviewing Casey until the Mavericks are finished their NBA final series against the Miami Heat.

A look at the two finalists:

DWANE CASEY
Age: 54

Current situation: First year as assistant coach with Dallas Mavericks.

Head coaching experience: Had 53-69 record in a season and a half with Minnesota Timberwolves, hired in 2005, fired in 2007; no playoff appearances.

Strengths: Excellent defensive tactician; coached at a variety of levels — Japan, college, a decade and a half as an NBA assistant; known as a disciplinarian who is tough but fair with players.

Weaknesses: A season and a half isn’t a lot of time as an NBA head coach; some questions arose about his rotations and use of personnel in Minnesota; may need some help developing innovative offensive schemes.

Miscellaneous: Has been a finalist for a handful of jobs, most notably Sacramento a year ago and was in running for Houston job this month; gets most of the credit for improvement in Dallas’s defence this season.

LAWRENCE FRANK
Age: 41

Current situation: First year as assistant coach with Boston Celtics.

Head coaching experience: Had 225-241 record in six-plus seasons as head coach of New Jersey Nets; three playoff appearances.

Strengths: Meticulous preparation and game-planning; is given much credit for no drop-off in Boston defence post-Tom Thibodeau; known in Jersey for excellent end-of-game play-calling.

Weaknesses: Too autocratic, sometimes takes too much on himself and doesn’t delegate authority well … too impetuous offensively, changing schemes too often … can wear people down with his personality.

Miscellaneous: The more familiar of the finalists, primarily because of his time in New Jersey; once worked in Vancouver and once worked for Kevin O’Neill.

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Casey or Frank next Raptors coach - thestar.com

PLEASE LET IT NOT BE FRANK!

creative1mm 06-08-2011 06:17 PM

please let it be frank

kishan13 06-08-2011 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by RaptorsFan4Life (Post 546641)

Why not?

Dark Knight 06-08-2011 06:22 PM

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can wear people down with his personality.
What did they mean by this?

jeffb 06-08-2011 06:29 PM

Neither is perfect but considering the options out there I'd be happy with either of them. Both can get players to play D and both are an upgrade over Triano.

Acie 06-08-2011 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 546644)
What did they mean by this?

He suffers from Napoleon complex. :mischief:

RaptorsFan4Life 06-08-2011 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by kishan13 (Post 546643)
Why not?

Look at the disaster in with the Nets last year (0-18 (0-16?)) to begin the season with a very youthful team.

I hope we get Casey and bring in Jays as an assistant to take care of the O.

Superjudge 06-08-2011 06:46 PM

If it has to be one of the two, I'd have just kept Triano... but then, i have no idea what goes on there.

jeffb 06-08-2011 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by RaptorsFan4Life (Post 546649)
Look at the disaster in with the Nets last year (0-18 (0-16?)) to begin the season with a very youthful team.
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Yeah a six year coching stint and all you look at is his last couple months when his team was gutted and was the worst team talent wise in the league. Lovely

DonMughal 06-08-2011 06:53 PM

I'm really liking Casey the more I read about him.

Especially these parts:

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Excellent defensive tactician;
gets most of the credit for improvement in Dallas’s defence this season;
known as a disciplinarian who is tough but fair with players

jeffb 06-08-2011 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by DonMughal (Post 546654)
I'm really liking Casey the more I read about him.

Especially these parts:

I agree, everything Triano isn't.

Stonezz 06-08-2011 06:55 PM

I always liked Lawrence as a coach, I wouldn't mind him here.

carp 06-08-2011 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by DonMughal (Post 546654)
I'm really liking Casey the more I read about him.

Especially these parts:

you don't think Tyson Chandler didn't help this year? He may get credit, but they definitely have improved greatly with Tyson.

Blaze 06-08-2011 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by carp (Post 546660)
you don't think Tyson Chandler didn't help this year? He may get credit, but they definitely have improved greatly with Tyson.

Exactly what I was going to say, Chandler makes any team he goes on defensive. I don't really like Frank because he seems like a border line psychopath but he can coach defence so I'm all for getting him. The only thing he's not really good at developing youth...

fancylad 06-08-2011 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Dark Knight (Post 546644)
What did they mean by this?

He's the Jeffb of coaches!

fancylad 06-08-2011 08:15 PM

If it's between those two, i vote Frank.

Don Vito 06-08-2011 08:34 PM

I hope its Frank.

highonpsi 06-08-2011 08:37 PM

I'd go with Frank quite frankly.

DonMughal 06-08-2011 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by carp (Post 546660)
you don't think Tyson Chandler didn't help this year? He may get credit, but they definitely have improved greatly with Tyson.

I know he did, and he did a lot. But you can't just aquire a player(especially a player like Chandler who's good but has been injured for more than half of his career) and expect the rest of the team to learn and follow him. You need coaches to teach that.

jeffb 06-08-2011 08:45 PM

Interesting old article on Casey:

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Casey kept the Wolves in the top half of the league in Defensive Efficiency all season despite basically having only three big men in his rotation — Kevin Garnett, the sporadically motivated Mark Blount and rookie Craig Smith, a second-round draft pick.
You can’t critique Casey’s late-game strategy either: He more than held his own in close games, winning three straight overtime contests earlier this month.


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A bigger factor, however, was head coach Dwane Casey, who had his undersized team competing far more aptly than anyone had thought possible. To the shock of many, he kept the Wolves in the top half of the league in defensive efficiency through the first half of the season and had Minnesota at 20-16 through 36 games.

Who is Dwane Casey and Why Has He Been Interviewed a Second Time for the Sixers’ Head Coaching Position?


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