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    Default ESPN: Raptors register interest in Mike Woodson, Dwayne Casey and Lawrence Frank.

    http://twitter.com/#!/STEIN_LINE_HQ/...80527326449664

    I'm told Raptors have also registered some interest in Woodson, as w/Dwane Casey and L-Frank, but DET link so strong w/Woody's history there
    I guess they're not limiting themselves to just the more venerable candidates.

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    Woodson wouldn't be a bad choice at this stage in the game.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    Woodson wouldn't be a bad choice at this stage in the game.
    bleah - he is my least favorite of the three - he fumbled the ball a lot in ATL. Had to stave off a mutiny at one point. Frank would be stellar and DC could be perfect.
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    Quote charlz wrote: View Post
    bleah - he is my least favorite of the three - he fumbled the ball a lot in ATL. Had to stave off a mutiny at one point. Frank would be stellar and DC could be perfect.
    Woodson's teams in Atlanta improved every year he was there. I don't understand how he fumbled the ball a lot.

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    Quote MangoKid wrote: View Post
    Woodson's teams in Atlanta improved every year he was there. I don't understand how he fumbled the ball a lot.
    Woodson managed to win 50 games and a playoff series - Raps could get someone a lot worse than him.

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    3 very good coaches, nice.
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    In the end, it looks like it'll either be Adelman, Casey or Frank with Casey probably emerging because he's the cheapest of the 3.

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    Quote MangoKid wrote: View Post
    In the end, it looks like it'll either be Adelman, Casey or Frank with Casey probably emerging because he's the cheapest of the 3.
    Casey would be an excellent choice. He still has something to prove in the HC ranks. The Warriors are taking a long look at him and Frank but haven't made up their minds yet. Hopefully BC can sign his guy before someone else does.

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    I read somewhere else (aside from here) that Woodson is the front runner for the Pistons HC position.

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    Quote MangoKid wrote: View Post
    I read somewhere else (aside from here) that Woodson is the front runner for the Pistons HC position.
    Yeah the tweet right before Stein says Woody is the frontrunner for the Pistons.
    Eh follow my TWITTER!

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    Quote MangoKid wrote: View Post
    I read somewhere else (aside from here) that Woodson is the front runner for the Pistons HC position.
    I am biased but the Raptors job looks to be the better gig. The Raptors are set up to take a step forward and Woodson would have a lot of young athletic talent to work with. It wouldn't be a situation far from what he had in ATL... Well, with the exception that people show up to watch the games in Toronto. I think he might enjoy having a home court advantage.

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    I had mentioned Woodson as a solid candidate a while back. He's tough on players and puts emphasis on defense. As Apollo mentioned he is a good option at this STAGE. Once the team is more competetive in a couploe of years then a better X's and O's coach can be sought after. A two year contract with a third year option is appropriate imho.

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    I found out where I did see it - the ESPN Insider section:

    UPDATE: ESPN.com's Marc Stein added early Monday morning that Toronto has interest in Mike Woodson, along with Frank and and Casey.

    Woodson is the favorite to be the next head coach of the Pistons.

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    Adelman would be the best of the crop (JVG aside), but L Frank wouldn't be a bad choice either - crazy how the Raps offseason is always filled with so much action; I wish the regular seasons were this exciting for them lol
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    Am I the only one that really does not want Frank as our next coach?

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    Quote WJF wrote: View Post
    Am I the only one that really does not want Frank as our next coach?
    No, you are not not alone. There are 6 or 7 of us....

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    I think Kelvin Sampson is perfect for the raps. Lots of expierence in college with Indiana, Wash St, Spurs advisor in the nba, Good at developing young players, has a rep for defense , toughness.

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    Quote rapsfan2011 wrote: View Post
    I think Kelvin Sampson is perfect for the raps. Lots of expierence in college with Indiana, Wash St, Spurs advisor in the nba, Good at developing young players, has a rep for defense , toughness.
    I don't think Triano would fire Triano only to replace him with someone who doesn't have a pro-level track record. It gets hairy when you deal with collegiate coaches. It doesn't always translate (Pitino, Callipari, Tim Floyd)

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    Quote WJF wrote: View Post
    Am I the only one that really does not want Frank as our next coach?
    The candidate who worries me is Casey. This young team is used to Triano's way of communicating and by all accounts Casey is a screamer. Not that Triano's way produced wins but throwing this group into a drastically different environment may not be constructive. The better choice IMO would be Woodson or Frank. I remember hearing how Dallas eventually tuned out resident screamer HC Avery Johnson after a while.

    http://www.thestar.com/sports/basket...nt-dwane-casey

    "Coach Casey? Great guy, always prepared,” said Dallas’s Peja Stojakovic. “He just knows how to get you ready and if you don’t do what you’re supposed to, you’re going to hear it about it.”

    “He is intense, very intense,” Dallas’s J.J. Barea told the Houston Chronicle when Casey was up for the Rockets job. “Every play he’s screaming. He brings a lot of energy.

    “You better do things right. If not, he’s going to be talking to you. Every play he is screaming something or talking to someone.”

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    Quote camanda wrote: View Post
    The candidate who worries me is Casey. This young team is used to Triano's way of communicating and by all accounts Casey is a screamer. Not that Triano's way produced wins but throwing this group into a drastically different environment may not be constructive. The better choice IMO would be Woodson or Frank. I remember hearing how Dallas eventually tuned out resident screamer HC Avery Johnson after a while.

    http://www.thestar.com/sports/basket...nt-dwane-casey

    "Coach Casey? Great guy, always prepared,” said Dallas’s Peja Stojakovic. “He just knows how to get you ready and if you don’t do what you’re supposed to, you’re going to hear it about it.”

    “He is intense, very intense,” Dallas’s J.J. Barea told the Houston Chronicle when Casey was up for the Rockets job. “Every play he’s screaming. He brings a lot of energy.

    “You better do things right. If not, he’s going to be talking to you. Every play he is screaming something or talking to someone.”
    After watching the apathy displayed by Toronto the last 3 years, I think this would be a welcome change.

    Screaming and yelling is fine if it is productive. If he is calling the players down or insulting them, that is a problem but if he is intense and make constructive, positive remarks that is good teaching/coaching. From the remarks of the players it would appear he has their respect and there I would guess, i.e. in my opinion, it should like he is constructive and respectful in his coaching and teaching.

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