ESPN: Best, worst head-coaching hires?
Old 07-19-2011, 09:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1. Which team has made the best coaching hire thus far?
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Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN.com: Dwane Casey placed as the runner-up for head-coaching jobs at least five times over the past three years, but his credentials as the mastermind of the Mavs' defense finally -- and deservedly -- put him over the top in Toronto. Casey will bring his understanding of system and appreciation of order to a team that's been governed by chaos on the floor in recent seasons.

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3. Which newly hired coach has the toughest task ahead?
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Rahat Huq, Red94: Asking Casey to coach Toronto is akin to handing Mike D'Antoni a lineup of Kevin Ollie, Keith Bogans, Nazr Mohammed, Kelvin Cato and Bismack Biyombo. Great hire, but may God be with the defensive genius in his future efforts to get the Raptors roster to buckle down on D.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Geez. He makes the Raptors players seem hopeless on D. The players will improve greatly and quickly once their minutes are dictated by proper defensive effort and execution.
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There are some weak links that make it about more than just effort. This guy needs changes to the lineup in order to be able to show his stuff. If he can stay true to his principles it will be be a moral victory. And then it's going to be on BC and the new GM to make those principles work, if they don't go about doing so immediately.
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There are weak links and guys focused more on scoring... but with Weems gone, one less. It's on Casey to focus them. Every Raptor needs to get tougher, last year was another soft year across the board.
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Across the board? Reggie? Ed? JJ? Amir?

A coach should not have to focus a group that is generally dysfunctional. A coach should be there to focus a group that can carry out a coach's gameplan to some extent. Take the example of D'Antoni. He had guys on the Knicks that didn't fit what he wanted to do. He did not work to focus them, he sat them down and got his GM to move them for players that could suit his purposes. Trying to change players should not be Casey's job. He needs to get better results defensively out of young guys like Demar and Jerryd, but the bulk of his work has to be improving the team defense altogether, and that means putting together units wherein each guy, on the whole, reinforces the play of the next guy, and not where weak links make accountability a mess. The weak links will need to go, or be sat down, before anything is on Casey.
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We need some D on the guard positions. Desperately. They are the firs tline of defense are they not.
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We need some D on the guard positions. Desperately. They are the firs tline of defense are they not.
I agree..... that was our primary defensive issue last year, and for the last few.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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A mobile and athletic Center, PG, and SG are needed in order to play good D if you ask me..... Toronto badly needs all of this (bayliss shows signs)
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A mobile and athletic Center, PG, and SG are needed in order to play good D if you ask me..... Toronto badly needs all of this (bayliss shows signs)
r u honestly calling derozan immobile and unathletic?
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