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Nurse better stay. Steve Kerr can kiss my ass
Yeah, contract or not, players, managers and exec generally become sour when you force them to pass up a promotion.
I don't really see why he would. He's got roughly the same position here, and he could be the next head coach of TOR if Casey screws up
Can we trade a coach for a draft pick and/or player?
The name's Bond, James Bond.
When I spoke to Nick Nurse, he gave me a blunt, "I don't know" and alluded that he might go with Kerr to NY. Now that Kerr is in Golden State, one can speculate even more.
That was weeks ago when we talked so maybe things have changed. He might stay, he might not.
Unless you're a Hall of Fame coach, most Execs, fans (and some players) have zero-loyalty to coaches. We shouldn't be surprised if coaches have zero-loyalty to an organization.
Not only do the Warriors have an intriguing roster, but Nurse would likely have more influence behind the scenes with a 1st year head coach at the helm, than here with Casey, who has been coaching for 20-plus years.
Last edited by bryan colangelo; Sun May 18th, 2014 at 04:59 PM.
If we lose Nurse then the Casey re-hire will look shitty in hindsight. I have to think Masai is grooming Nurse as the coach of the future. The only thing he didn't have on his resume was NBA Assistant. He's had championship level success everywhere he has coached. He completely fixed Casey's retarded offense. Luckily MLSE is willing to spend now, because losing Nurse over $1M a year extra pay would be criminally stupid.
Was Nurse the guy recommending all those DD/Lowry ISOs, ignoring JV in the post and telling Ross to go sit in the corner? If yes, then, what's so great about this guy? If no, then what's his role, if Casey doesn't listen to him?
Last edited by Primer; Sun May 18th, 2014 at 09:21 PM.
The sets improved throughout the year, because they worked on it and luckily had the pieces.
During pressers Casey would say their play calling is simple with several options, but as the season worn on the Raptors ran a lot of 'random' basketball which includes isos and p&r (via vasquez, lowry, derozan) during late shot clock situations. It didn't work well in the playoffs when they needed buckets!
Continuity is key and their chemistry on offence will get better for next season.
Nick Nurse is a really good coach. He won 3 championships within the D-league and he's also helped our offense tremendously.
I really don't want to see him go. The Raptors are a good place to be in right now, and hes already seen the result of their collaboration. Hopefully it continues onwards.
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