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    Default 2013-14 Assistant Coaches

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    Just like everyone, Bayno has a history:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/03/sp...s-himself.html
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    Aldridge freaked out when he got fired or left or whatever. Aldridge never speaks out.
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    Bayno's served under some solid names...

    Carlesimo
    Larry Brown
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    I thought Nurse was the Associate Coach...to me first in command if Casey gets heart palpitations or gets thrown out during a game. Isnt that the first asst.? These guys are just playing around with the titles to get their coaches on staff. Hope they dont have fist fights in the coaches meetings.

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    Yeah i thought Nurse is the 1st assistant as well
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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    Yeah i thought Nurse is the 1st assistant as well
    Yeah but neither one of them is "Second Grand Imperator" or "Master of the Third Temple" so those spots are still open.

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    What?

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    I really like this staff. Although we are not privy to the X's and O's of last year's coaches, I feel that this staff (including the front office) is solid. I'm wondering though if this is a bit of a sign of confidence towards Casey. Yes, if he has a bad year, he's gone. However, with the changes, I believe that this team is readying itself as the #7 or # 8 team in the East this year. I think all the tanking notion should be squashed. The reality is that if this team had more flexibility, it would've been more active in the off-season. That said, if this team continues to suck by the trade deadline, expect a "Montreal Expos Firesale".

    I like the Bayno and Nurse addition. Both should help on D and O respectively.
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    Quote Balls of Steel wrote: View Post
    I really like this staff. Although we are not privy to the X's and O's of last year's coaches, I feel that this staff (including the front office) is solid. I'm wondering though if this is a bit of a sign of confidence towards Casey. Yes, if he has a bad year, he's gone. However, with the changes, I believe that this team is readying itself as the #7 or # 8 team in the East this year. I think all the tanking notion should be squashed. The reality is that if this team had more flexibility, it would've been more active in the off-season. That said, if this team continues to suck by the trade deadline, expect a "Montreal Expos Firesale".

    I like the Bayno and Nurse addition. Both should help on D and O respectively.
    i think it has nothing to do with lack of confidence in casey. our past 3 coaches were given staffs that were pretty much unfireable. i think this is more casey and ujiri in tandem headhunting coaches that they might have had contact with or were happy with the potential each showed.

    one thing i am thinking, because i don't know the numbers involved, is that we are paying a premium for coaches. i think the "best money can buy" mantra is in effect.
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    Quote Miekenstien wrote: View Post
    ..."best money can buy" mantra is in effect.
    I have believed for years that the cheapest way for a sports team to get better is to hire the best coaches, trainers, player development people, etc. so that your athletes can be the best they can be. How many professional, and particularly Olympic athletes suddenly manage significant breakthroughs when they change coaches/trainers. It happens so often that it is a cliche.

    The difference between Toronto's 18th place finish and Indiana's 8th place finish is a five point differential in scoring. (which reflects both offence and defense). So essentially a 5% difference. By removing Bargs, and making incremental improvements, the Raps are in the playoffs, in this simplified example. Not that it is that simple, or that anyone is satisfied with 8th, but anytime you can improve your team and players, by spending money outside of the players salaries, why wouldn't you do it.

    That hyper cooling treatment is one example. Alex McKechnie is another. Loading up on excellent assistants, scouts and analytics guys would also seem to be no brainers.

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    I think MLSE and Ujiri have setup a very high paying operation with high risk. All of the staffers we've pulled in have a history of success and very specific attributes to make teams, and players better.

    I'm very excited for this coming season. We have a backcourt and frontcourt development asst. defensive and offensive coordinators, as well as the individual player development coaches that we are keeping from last year.

    This really puts the pressure on Casey. There are no more excuses.

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    Quote drunkmunky wrote: View Post
    This really puts the pressure on Casey. There are no more excuses.
    I agree with this. I think in Masai not extending him, he agrees with this. Casey's future is up to him this season

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    There are a few threads going on with regards to assistant coaches.....

    Quick review:

    Tom Sterner and John Townsend - working with players in Vegas and appear to be returning

    Nick Nurse - confirmed

    Bill Bayno - confirmed

    Jesse Mermuys - rumoured and worked with Houston last year after spending four years in.........


    Mermuys bio when hired by Houston:

    Mermuys comes to Houston after spending the past four seasons with the Denver Nuggets. He joined the Nuggets as assistant video coordinator prior to the 2008-09 campaign. After one season in that role, he became the Nuggets advance scout where he was responsible for scouting upcoming opponents throughout the league and also held player development responsibilities. He was elevated to assistant coach/advance scout for the 2011-12 campaign. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Mermuys served as director of basketball operations for the Wildcats from 2006-08. Before his time with Arizona, Mermuys was the video coordinator at New Mexico State University and was an assistant basketball coach at Southern Utah University during the 2005-06 season.

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    Maybe a mod could change thread title to 2013-14 Assistant Coaches.... or something like that.
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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Maybe a mod could change thread title to 2013-14 Assistant Coaches.... or something like that.
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    I bet if we got two girls in here to make out they'd pay attention, Matt.

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    I bet if we got two girls in here to make out they'd pay attention, Matt.
    That could be arranged.

    I know a site.....

    Sadly I got thead's attention with a thumbs up yet the title stays the same. Well, I tried.
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    seems to me like they have a really solid coaching staff in place, like, to the point where Casey is going to have a hard time fucking it up.

    i'm not saying it's not impossible though

    but i am saying it really wouldn't shock me if they let Casey walk at the end of the this year, promoted Bayno or Nurse to HC and let the train keep chugging. see who the players respond to the most, that kind of thing.
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    Does anyone know whats happening with doug christie? He could make a good former player coach and has the talents we want from our wingmen. I actually have no idea what the qualifications for players are. Do they nees to have a degree or just have played in the league ao they can relate to the current crop of players?

    What is the actual value od having a former player as an assistant?

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