Hypothetical thread two: Should he stay or go? Jay Triano
Many fans are calling for JT's head.
Personally, I think he should stay on for the year. Not much sense getting rid of him now. The players have shown development and the team hasn't quit on him.
However, I think there should be a new coach brought in for next year. Hopefully the draft is favourable for the Raps, the TPE brings more player(s), and the trade deadline brings more picks, talent, youth, and flexibility. The deadline and draft should pass and then pick a coach based on what the roster is looking like.
A little criteria I think are important: EXPERIENCE. I'm tired of first year head coaches coming to the Raptors. Bring in someone with experience. It doesn't have to be Phil Jackson or Larry Brown or Jerry Sloan or Greg Popovich but someone who has had NBA coaching experience and some success. Also a coach who has shown a history of overachieving and developing young talent.
So who should be brought in? These are the coaches that came to mind:
1) Mo Cheeks.
2) Eddie Jordan.
3) Mike Brown.
4) Mike Woodson.
Of the above, I like Mike Woodson. He developed a young team in ATL that was lottery bound year in and year out and took them to the playoffs. He didn't win it all, or the East for that matter, but questionable drafting (CP3? Williams? No Marvin Williams) certainly played a role. He has playoff experience, developed young talent, assistant coached with Pistons championship team (which I would like to see the Raps emulate), is very defensive minded, and most importantly won't be learning on the fly this time around like he did with the Hawks.
More on Woodson: http://www.nba.com/coachfile/mike_woodson/index.html
So enough of my thoughts, what do you think? Should Triano go? If so, who replaces him?