Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: PJ Carlesimo

  1. #1
    Raptors Republic Hall of Famer Matt52's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    17,719
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default PJ Carlesimo

    After working as an analyst for TNT during the 2009 NBA Playoffs and for Westwood One radio during the 2010 NCAA tournament, P.J. returned to the sidelines this season. He was an assistant coach on Jay Triano's staff with the NBA's Toronto Raptors.

    "I was enjoying the TV and the radio when I was doing that. But I still enjoy coaching," P.J. said.

    "Jay's a good friend. I knew they were young and starting over, so it was kind of an interesting opportunity."

    Even though the Raptors only won 22 games this season, P.J. said he is enjoying his time in Toronto. For one thing, it brought him back to the east coast and enabled him to reconnect with his family. All of his previous NBA jobs involved coaching Western Conference teams - Portland, Golden State, San Antonio, Seattle, Oklahoma City.

    Still, if the chance presented itself, P.J. would not mind becoming a head coach again.

    "I have one more year there (on my contract) and then I'll see what happens," P.J. said.]

    He was fired from his last NBA head coaching job with Oklahoma City in November 2008 after 1-12 start. Now, the Thunder are in the NBA playoffs and P.J. is glad for them.

    "The thing that you seldom get a chance to do in our league is see a rebuilding situation through," P.J. said. "Usually after a 50-, 60-loss season, somebody else takes over. Don't get me wrong. I'm happy for Scotty (Brooks); he was my assistant. The rest of our staff is still there. But it's a great organization, it's well-run and the people of Oklahoma City are really supportive. I'm happy for them."

    Read more: http://thetimes-tribune.com/sports/p...#ixzz1LfdxLh1t
    I don't think the next permanent head coaching gig will be in Toronto. Lots of if's coming up: if BC is back then JT will be back, in my opinion. If JT or the Raps are not showing progress next year then PJ could be an interim-head coach.

  2. #2
    Raptors Republic Starter
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    399
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    There has to be something learned from the Thunder regarding coaching.

  3. #3
    Raptors Republic Starter albertan_10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    421
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote j bean wrote: View Post
    There has to be something learned from the Thunder regarding coaching.
    Regarding coaching or regarding the patience it takes to rebuild? My first impression was that the Thunder would have been just as good if PJ had stayed; the players just got better. Its always a political move to fire a coach. It's so the GM can pass off the blame. Keep JT, let him work with the youth.

  4. #4
    Raptors Republic All-Star
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    1,080
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I like that you highlighted the 50-60 loss season part.

    That speaks volumes as in most organizations after that kind of season change is made on numerous fronts.

    In Toronto we're talking about picking up coaching options and extending the General Managers contract.

  5. #5
    Raptors Republic Veteran ceez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    6,137
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Am I the only one that doesn't care for PJ? What's he done exactly?
    @jerboat

  6. #6
    Raptors Republic All-Star Employee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NORTHCOAST
    Posts
    1,070
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote albertan_10 wrote: View Post
    Regarding coaching or regarding the patience it takes to rebuild? My first impression was that the Thunder would have been just as good if PJ had stayed; the players just got better. Its always a political move to fire a coach. It's so the GM can pass off the blame. Keep JT, let him work with the youth.
    If my memory serves correct, I think one of the 1st things Scott Brooks did was move KD to the 3 and Jeff Green to the 4. PJ had em playing the 2 and 3 respectively. Right after the change it made you wonder why the hell PJ was playing that way.
    Eh follow my TWITTER!

  7. #7
    Administrator Apollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    11,641
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    Am I the only one that doesn't care for PJ? What's he done exactly?
    Not much in the last decade because he's always been on a rebuilding club. The Warriors, Sonics/Thunder teams he coached were not highly talented clubs. When he was coaching the Blazers in the 90's he had much better results but even those teams weren't spectacular. For a moment, assuming Coalngelo stays and history is an indication of the future then if Jay isn't asked back either Alex or PJ is the next head coach of the Raptors. Book it.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •