Way to grow some nuts Jay!
Way to grow some nuts Jay!
Finally? He's a professional coach, i'll guarantee you he's been saying it behind closed doors for a while, this is just the first the media has gotten a quote from him about it
its about time JT voiced his opinion openly... these guys feel there only job on this team is to score...these guys need to man up & realize that games can be changed & won on the defencive end just as much as on offence..im not sure benching after a miss cue is the best option with a short bench but.... maybe a three strikes your out rule would be OK... theres got to be accountability even on a lottery bound team..
When Sam Mitchell took over coaching the Raptors he handled everyone the same, which was in your face yelling. I can understand why he was like it, the team was soft and had some certain bad veteran influences who thought they had the right to dog it *cough* Vince Carter *cough*. He was giving them a wake up call. Tough love. As he matured he learned that he couldn't do this all the time and that it doesn't work on everybody anyway. Everybody is different. Everybody needs different forms of encouragement and different levels of pressure. I think he said as much in an interview after he was gone.
I don't have a problem with what Triano did, but some fans seem to want him to do it all the time, and that wouldn't work.
Call out is an overused bit of hyperbole these days. Jay simply indicated what he said to his players and acknowledged that with the injuries he doesn't have the depth to bench guys for ineptitude, indifference or a cold patch. If Jay spoke to the media before he did to the players and did so in harsh terms, that would be bona fide "calling out." I found what he said particularly respectful rather than harsh or embarrassing. If a player is too sensitive to handle that, there will are worse things that are said.
Ron Wilson probably has issues coaching through the media because he's got a hair trigger on rant mode.
To be fair to Bargnani, his knees are not good right now and the last couple of games have fully shown it. Demar did bring it last night, so I don't know what the purpose of calling him out was - maybe to become more consistent, who knows?. The whole team fell asleep in the 2nd half last night. You could feel that there was no way we were gonna pull out that game. You knew at some point the Spurs would wake up.
EVERYONE on the Raptors is hurting right now, but it's not an excuse. Being hurt is not an excuse not to try.
I should point out I started the season supporting the idea of Triano as coach as I felt he would be a good fit to coach mentor and develop the younger players. I was wrong. His substitutions, play calling and lineups are ridiculous and more likely hindering the development of the players than helping.
Last edited by MangoKid; Thu Jan 20th, 2011 at 02:32 PM.
As for playing when your knees are messed up, I don't think you have any idea who you're talking to. I'm currently out with my 4th major knee injury since I was 20. And that's not counting the numerous times my knee(s) simply hurt or I tweaked them. I've played most of my adult life on bad knees. At my age, EVERYTHING hurts when you play. I've played when I couldn't walk up the stairs. I've played with torn ligament in my ankle. I've played with dislocated and broken fingers. I've played with concussions, a fractured orbit bone (so I couldn't feel half my face), a chipped vertebrae (I can't tell you how painful that was), numerous sprains and I always played hard, especially on defense. The only times I have not played is when playing would cause great harm to an injury (and even then sometimes). And I've never once been paid to play basketball. Obviously there were times when I had to alter my game because of some injury, but I never played with the lack of energy that Bargnani did. There were obviously things I could not do that I could normally do, but I always found a way to help my team win.
Playing injured is not an excuse. Believe me. I never, ever want to hear that someone couldn't give full effort because he was injured.
You're not as effective when you have something bothering you like a knee injury and trying to play at a high level. It's not like you're playing pickup ball at the Y or CIS ball. This is the highest level of ball in the world. This team is such a mash unit, it's not like they can afford to rest Bargnani in order for him to recover.
Then again, in terms of Bargnani, I can see his knees getting in the way on the offensive end because if your knees are not in your shot, chances are, that ball isn't as likely to go in the hoop. However, have we ever really seen him play with emotion or any real effort? Even when healthy healthy, it looks like he doesn't put out much effort on the defensive end anyway.
Great points Tim W. As for Triano forget professional. If you want to
Make a point as a coach bench your players when they play without a heartbeat. Short bench? Put in Alabi for bargnani anyway since it shows you are actually the boss. If Triano has been talking to the players behind closed doors they obviously carry no respect for him since it is not translating on the floor.
Use what you have wisely and stop pussyfooting around with your power. ARG that is so frustrating to me.
Go Raps Go
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