as much as I hate certain decisions Casey makes. The chemistry with the coach & the team is a thing to think about. Its not just players chemistry, its players buying into what the coach is selling. Its a coach that knows how to talk to / treat players & get the most out of them. If casey could fix some of his substitution issues & giving the ball more to the hot hand (the bigs in this series vs brooklyn), he would be a perfect coach in my eyes. He is a defense first guy, and as bad as we look at times, overall, we are a very very good defensive team.
at the end of the day the results are there. And I wouldn't make a major change (coach) to such a young team with great chemistry at this point in the game. They are putting out the best season in raptors history, I think you'd have to be crazy to take a chance & move onto a new head coach right now.
NOW. on that same note. I think they should only extend casey 2-3 years max. Because there are signs there that this MAY not be the right guy for the job long term & you don't want to hand out a longterm deal you might regret a year or 2 from now.
Last edited by white men can't jump; Thu May 1st, 2014 at 07:53 PM.
It's painfully obvious Casey will never be a championship level head coach. His contract is up. Time to go our separate ways.
"That was nasty, right? I cocked that joint back and banged on him."
~ James Johnson
People are just making stuff up now. Sigh.
So, let's cut the bullshit. Do you think Casey can be a championship coach in 2 years? Because that's what I think we should be looking for.
Lots of Dunning-Kruger effect going on here.
Championship calibre head coaches (as in, proven)....
(former coaches, Rudy T and Larry Brown)
Those are the championship coaches for the past 23 years. So you want to cut the bullshit, tell me which coach you're sure is a championship coach that is a real target? Even the best options not on that list are at best proven playoff coaches who "failed" to win championships. So chill the fuck out and stop pretending you have a clue what the best course of action is.
I think the best course of action at this point is probably to bring back Casey on a 2-3 year deal where you won't feel bad firing him. Keep the staff largely intact, where Nurse could be a potential replacement (I think he's more head coach material than Bayno), but I think Nurse will also benefit from another year or two in a support role because he doesn't have a lot of general NBA experience in any capacity.
If things go south, nothing's keeping you from firing Casey if it's a short deal. No "great" coach is likely taking this job for another year or two anyway as well. At least until Jonas takes another couple of steps in his development, and this team shows it's a repeat playoff threat.
Interesting that Lionel Hollins isnt getting any love
He's a guy that values gritty defensive ball and would do great things to Jonas
He doesn't like hero ball and prefers methodical ball
Only problem is that he is not really an analytical guy, but that's not that bad
I want a head coach where I'm not terrified of the assistants leaving. I want a head coach that has a chance of being championship caliber. Casey has shown me he won't get there. We might not get a championship coach, they're rare, but we 100% won't get one if we rehire Casey. That 2-3 year deal where we'd be comfortable firing him makes him a constant lame duck coach, which is even worse.
Budenholzer is the perfect example of what I'm looking for. He could be championship caliber, and looks really good so far with a very under-talented squad. If they had Horford healthy they might be title contenders the way the East shook out.
Last edited by Primer; Thu May 1st, 2014 at 08:31 PM.
If Nurse gets offered another job? Good for him. Will a team offer him one? Tough to know. His name has not surfaced once in any head coaching rumours so far. Hard to see that happening so soon. Most assistants have more established NBA resumes before getting head coaching gigs.
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