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jeffb 03-05-2012 10:18 PM

Triano to be Canada's next HC? Nash as GM?
 
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It was only a matter of time before Jay Triano would assume a role that suited him perfectly, a matter of circumstance permitting the native of Niagara Falls to rejoin Canada Basketball.

The time is not now, but it will soon arrive, likely once this summerís Olympics are put to bed, for Triano to lead what many believe is the golden age of Canadian hoops, when so much homegrown talent is either playing in the NBA or is knocking on its doors.

The buzz among basketballís circles, at least in Canada, is that Triano will succeed Leo Rautins as national team head coach.

It should be clearly pointed out that nothing is official, but unofficially all signs are pointing to Triano leading a new wave of talent that features Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph with a pool of talent so deep that it would be foolish to start naming all the names playing in U.S. prep schools or at big-time NCAA programs.

No one other than Steve Nash has been the face of basketball in Canada more than Triano, who did all he could during his ill-fated run as Raptors head coach after Sam Mitchell was shown the door.

Despite what people said and reported, Triano was basically undermined when he followed a plan to go with youth in a developmental season, only to see the Raptors not exercise their option, a move that ushered in Dwane Casey as head coach.

Truth be told, Casey should have been hired 10 years ago when he served as an assistant in Seattle, a time when the Raptors were in the market for a coach to replace Lenny Wilkens.

As is its nature, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment interfered in the coaching process and decided to go with Kevin OíNeill, who kept Triano as an assistant.

Whether it was in Vancouver or Toronto, Triano was and remains a highly respected basketball personality, both nationally and globally.

His work with USA Basketball speaks volumes and his highly anticipated involvement with Canada Basketball will send a strong signal of a new beginning and hopefully the start of Canadaís ascension in the basketball world.

Itís also expected that Nash will soon return to his basketball roots in Canada, a position some believe will be as general manager.

Basketball officials have to be careful because Triano is technically under contract for the U.S., which will be favoured to capture gold in London.

Nash is under no obligations and an announcement on Captain Canadaís role with Canada Basketball may come as early as next month.

Canada hasnít played in any significant event since the 2000 Olympics, a showcase that featured Nash at the point position and Triano as head coach.

Despite Rautinsí efforts, he simply did not have the necessary talent to compete on the international stage.

When Rautins took over from Triano, there simply was too much baggage to overcome, too many voices pulling at grass-roots prospects that spelled certain doom.


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Ammo 03-05-2012 10:37 PM

Well, Steve Nash may not come back and play again, but maybe he can be Jay's mop haired assistant in 3 to 5 years.

TORaptor4Ever 03-05-2012 10:42 PM

I really hope that Thompson and Joseph make it a priority to play for Canada. That'll be a nice core to build around.

Admiral 03-05-2012 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by TORaptor4Ever (Post 622974)
I really hope that Thompson and Joseph make it a priority to play for Canada. That'll be a nice core to build around.

They're so involved with the team there's no way they wouldn't
the cavs are terrible so they're make tristan play to get experience, and joseph plays on the spurs who have guys playing on international teams everywhere and he's a partial scrub so any minutes for him is good

VanCity 03-06-2012 03:23 AM

Samuel Dalembert/Joel Anthony
Tristan Thompson
Kris Joseph
Andy Rautins
Cory Joseph

me likie!

Dario 03-06-2012 07:32 AM

No more Nashie? ): and Magloire! lol

Shadowfax 03-06-2012 10:05 AM

a nice fit for J

Windex 03-06-2012 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by VanCity (Post 623012)
Samuel Dalembert/Joel Anthony
Tristan Thompson
Kris Joseph
Andy Rautins
Cory Joseph

me likie!

excuse me... but you forgot the best player. Andrew Wiggins ;)

Pangos, Kabongo and Joseph at the point. finally some PGs after Nash

MikeToronto 03-06-2012 12:56 PM

Nash as a GM?

The dude is smart, obviously knows basketball and is an iconic name in this country. Brilliant idea, for a change. :yeah:

MikeToronto 03-06-2012 12:58 PM

I didn't know Ender played basketball... He is really good at games, though. ;)

Ammo 03-06-2012 07:35 PM

Canada ball has come a long way.

KoolAid 03-06-2012 07:39 PM

Don't forget that 7'4'' Bhullar guy, homegrown in TDot.


He's got Yao Ming 2.0 written all over them. Who needs Magloire when you've got this guy?

p.s. His brother also happens to be 7'2''

DVS 03-06-2012 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Ammo (Post 623245)
Canada ball has come a long way.

Ya lots of nice players. I don't think Triano will come back but why not get David Smart. He has coached Carleton for like ever and with Canada's limited budget hiring within is problably the best solution

Nites 03-06-2012 08:51 PM

Nash should coach and play at the same time like what Bill Russell did.

MikeToronto 03-07-2012 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by KoolAid (Post 623250)
Don't forget that 7'4'' Bhullar guy, homegrown in TDot.

7'4 Sim Bhullar Dunks EVERYTHING at the National Prep Tip Off - YouTube

He's got Yao Ming 2.0 written all over them. Who needs Magloire when you've got this guy?

p.s. His brother also happens to be 7'2''

Oy! The dude is fat, slower than molasses and can't jump for shit.

What I'd like to see is a short video of him running... ;)

RAPMAN 03-08-2012 01:57 AM

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Originally Posted by MikeToronto (Post 623140)
Nash as a GM?

Sorry, I don't want Nash to be GM. Nash has more loyalty to the Phoenix Suns organization than to his country. Let Nash and Magloire enjoy their summers, like they have for many years. Players like Calderon, Gasol, Kleiza would die if they didn't represent their country. The best players will play and represent their countries in the upcoming olympics, Nash was horsing around and playing exhibition soccer when Canada failed to qualify for the Olympics. Nash as the Team Canada GM trying to recruit players to play for Canada. Thats like hiring Antonio Davis or Chris Bosh to attract free agents to play for Toronto.

MikeToronto 03-08-2012 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by RAPMAN (Post 623689)
Sorry, I don't want Nash to be GM. Nash has more loyalty to the Phoenix Suns organization than to his country. Let Nash and Magloire enjoy their summers, like they have for many years. Players like Calderon, Gasol, Kleiza would die if they didn't represent their country. The best players will play and represent their countries in the upcoming olympics, Nash was horsing around and playing exhibition soccer when Canada failed to qualify for the Olympics. Nash as the Team Canada GM trying to recruit players to play for Canada. Thats like hiring Antonio Davis or Chris Bosh to attract free agents to play for Toronto.

You do realize that Nash has played for this country from 1993 till 2004, right? :sigh:

RAPMAN 03-09-2012 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by MikeToronto (Post 623824)
You do realize that Nash has played for this country from 1993 till 2004, right? :sigh:

He also rejected playing for Canada for the last 7 years and counting. How does the NBA MVP for 2005 & 2006, 8 time NBA All-Star player, and the best basketball player Canada has ever produced not play for your country. The last time he played for Canada was 2004, his best years was after that time. How would the best player entering his prime not represent their country.

MikeToronto 03-09-2012 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by RAPMAN (Post 624155)
He also rejected playing for Canada for the last 7 years and counting. How does the NBA MVP for 2005 & 2006, 8 time NBA All-Star player, and the best basketball player Canada has ever produced not play for your country. The last time he played for Canada was 2004, his best years was after that time. How would the best player entering his prime not represent their country.

IMHO - because he's paid his dues and now feels that his obligations to his employer are more important. Considering how "good" the teams have been since 2004, I agree with him.

DanH 03-09-2012 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by MikeToronto (Post 624158)
IMHO - because he's paid his dues and now feels that his obligations to his employer are more important. Considering how "good" the teams have been since 2004, I agree with him.

Plus, he has had back issues and only the wizards that are the Phoenix trainers have been able to keep him healthy. So taking the off-season off might have been pretty important to him at that point.


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