O'Neill's "Legacy" Lives On?
Old 12-09-2008, 11:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Uh-oh ... I hope this doesn't mean our offense now struggles.

Originally Posted by Eric Koreen
But the differences from departed coach Sam Mitchell's brand of defence are slowly becoming apparent.

There is more pressure applied on the ball; a lot of work is done pushing opponents' post players out of prime position; and the Raptors will force opponents to penetrate from the sidelines and baselines, as opposed from the middle.

But everybody involved will need time to grow accustomed to it.

"Even the coaches said and some of the players were saying late in the game, ‘We've got to abandon, we've got to lean on (Portland's) three-point shooters,' " Triano said about the panic that set in while the Trail Blazers were hitting 12 of their 24 three-point attempts. "And I said, ‘No, we have got to stick with it because if we show them a sign of our weakness, that we're going to change, then we're going to have to teach it all over.

"And they missed the last few threes, and got the rebounds, unfortunately."
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Uh-oh ... I hope this doesn't mean our offense now struggles.
You mean ... more right Doc?
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