Yahoo SportsSources say the chances of landing top choice, Jeff Van Gundy, are improved with Thorn staying on the job. Van Gundy hadn’t planned to return to coaching next season, but the Nets believe he’ll be willing to listen to a pitch.
Colangelo is going to lose his job within the next year unless his coach can turn things around OR he can provide his coach with a strong roster, willing to learn and listen. My question is why can't Colangelo bite the bullet and go out and try to hit a home run with a guy like JVG? I know, I know, he wants the coach in his pocket so that things are run in a system that he envisions as great. Well guess what? As talented as Phoenix was, they didn't accomplish jack in the playoffs and the Raptors have been mediocre for most of Colangelo's reign... And its not like he hasn't has prime opportunities to take leaps forward with this club. An issue for the Raptors has always been coaching. Each coach has had at least one major flaw. The best they ever had was Butch Carter but even he had a gigantic flaw as he showed that he couldn't handle the "inter office politics" that comes with any white collar job. The man couldn't define diplomacy... I am sick and tired of seeing players not hustle and not being held accountable. I absolutely dread the camera changing to the Raptors bench when they're about to lose because I hate seeing people who don't care. All the fans want is a team that works hard, plays together and takes accountability for their actions on the court. Is that too much to ask for?