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Krazy Ivan 02-04-2008 08:21 PM

Is John Lucas joining Raptors' Staff?
 
After listening to him during the Heat game it seems like it.

He is a good coach and he would be a great asset to the coaching stuff...

moremilk 02-04-2008 09:45 PM

that's what they said - I wonder if he's the coach they want for Andreea and CB4.

Dr. J. Naismith 02-04-2008 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by moremilk (Post 8217)
that's what they said - I wonder if he's the coach they want for Andreea and CB4.

I thought a couple weeks ago they were implying that they'd be bringing in a big man coach. Lucas isn't the big man couch that I was picturing, but as for being a motivator I think he would be a wise addition especially for T.J.'s confidence. :)

Kuzzy 02-04-2008 11:06 PM

He would keep TJ in the right mindset and players like Juan and Hump optimistic.
Wouldn't make him an assistant coach, but id put him somewhere in the staff.

MikeToronto 02-04-2008 11:32 PM

Lucas is a point guard coach and a great conditining guy. Yes, from that lengthy interview it sure seemed like he is going to stick around in some capacity. Maybe we won't need Martin any longer? ;)

ClingRap 02-05-2008 01:03 AM

lucas has a greater stache. i say we keep him.

Sick, Wicked and Nasty! 02-05-2008 08:14 AM

It sounds like he is good friends with Chris, TJ, Hump and Dixon already..so having someone with the trust of your players would be a great move for BC.

Acie 02-05-2008 08:56 AM

He seems a tad meddlesome. He helped TJ now beat it.

Sick, Wicked and Nasty! 02-05-2008 09:11 AM

I know the perception of Lucas is probably that he is biased towards TJ but he had some pretty impressive things to say about TJ's court vision and ability to run a team for a pg his age. I truly believe that a lot of people's opinions that he is selfish and looks for his own shot first are exagerrating. Anyways... anyone with a bball resume like Lucas has can only help the organization IMO.

Claudius 02-05-2008 09:28 AM

I don't want to reiterate too much here, but I agree that Lucas is a nice addition. However, I don't see the great need for him except for essentially being what Sam Mitchell is to Chris Bosh, a confidant. And maybe that aspect might disturb me a bit.

However, I still think, we desperately need a big man coach on this team, espescially in assisting Bargnani to reach the peak in his development. And I just don't see Lucas helping in there all that much, but maybe he's changed snce his last coaching gig in Cleveland.

Acie 02-05-2008 09:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Claudius (Post 8254)
I don't see the great need for him except for essentially being what Sam Mitchell is to Chris Bosh, a confidant. And maybe that aspect might disturb me a bit.

Couldn't have said it better myself. :)

MikeToronto 02-05-2008 10:33 AM

In The Star today, they've mentioned some sort of a consultant role being discussed for him. :confused:

Sick, Wicked and Nasty! 02-05-2008 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by MikeToronto (Post 8260)
In The Star today, they've mentioned some sort of a consultant role being discussed for him. :confused:

That was the talk last night during the game when he was sitting in with Chuck and Jack..he made it sound like it had been discussed.

Acie 02-05-2008 10:45 AM

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Under Lucas's tutelage, in the spartan digs of a Houston-area recreation centre, Ford endured a basketball boot camp that broke his body down to build it up.

"We did old, old, old-school stuff," said Lucas, who went on to describe the rigours of crabwalks up and down stairwells and court-length wheelbarrow races in which Ford's hands did the running.

The Raptors have been impressed enough with Lucas's work that they're contemplating hiring him in a consultant's role to continue to help Ford's transition back into the lineup.

Lucas seemed enthused by the prospect. "Any way I can help, and help T.J., I'm happy to help. ... I think Chris Bosh has MVP potential. I love to be around guys that want to be stars."

Said Ford of Lucas, with whom he works out during the off-season: "Injured or not injured, he's my guy that I put trust in to get to that next level."

On the long journey to the next level, of course, Ford had to find the will to take the first step: The one over the out-of-bounds line on to the floor.

"I pushed him to try to quit, for one reason: To see how badly he wanted to play," said Lucas. "And at the end of it all, that's what his response was, `I want to play.'"

Ford wants to play, in front of the throngs or in the backyard, for a long time to come.

"This is what I love to do. It is worth it to me. If I didn't love to do it, it would be easier to shut it down," said Ford. "Besides, if I got hurt and I retired, y'all got one more report to write about me, and then I'm done. ... Can't let y'all forget about me that easily."

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moremilk 02-05-2008 01:37 PM

Last night they were saying that Lucas used to work with Robinson, if that's true, than I would take him over a Patrick Ewing for example. Just because you used to be a great big, that doesn't make you a good coach for the position, not necessarily at least.


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