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Thread: ESPN: Mo Cheeks is being considred for Raptors head coach.

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    Default ESPN: Mo Cheeks is being considred for Raptors head coach.

    And then there were 3...

    "Lawrence Frank and Dwane Casey are on the Toronto Raptors' list of coaching candidates, but sources say there is a strong third candidate: Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Maurice Cheeks.

    The Raptors are not expected to make a decision on their coach until GM Bryan Colangelo returns from a scouting trip in Europe. They are also expected to wait until they can interview Mavericks assistant coach Casey, after the NBA Finals.

    Cheeks, 54, has a career record of 284-286 as a head coach over six-plus seasons, splitting time between the Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers. He last coached the Sixers in 2008 before joining the Thunder under coach Scottie Brooks. "

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    I could see cheeks being a head assistant or something..

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    I still think that Casey is still the favorite but, Cheeks goes with the whole experience and pedigree that BryCo was talking about when he fired JT. 284-286 is not bad actually with the teams his had. His used to working with young teams to and taking them to the playoffs.
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    i still think its gonna be Casey too. i could see cheeks being an assistant coach though.

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    Default Mo Cheeks?

    Looks like he is in the mix. ESPN is reporting the Raptors have interest, I would not mind Cheeks. http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/s...e=NBAHeadlines
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    I'd be down with cheeks for sure
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    threads already been made.

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    Missed it......can a mod merge.

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    I would take Casey or Cheeks over Frank.

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    Cheeks seems too laid back. We need a Casey type especially for Mr. Bargs. I remember that Cheeks had problems controlling AI. Lol. Who didn't?

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    He's a players coach. All his teams have been very competitive.
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    If Casey is our head coach next year, the playoffs will come soon after that

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    In the discussions of head coaches for GS, Raps and Pistons I was kind of surprised that no one mentioned Patrick Ewing or that he hasn't been considered. Patrick is one one of the best centres ever, HOF, has had some assistant coaching experience under an excellent coach SVG, and was key in Orlando reaching the NBA finals in 2009. He really aspires to be a coach. I was pretty surprised that GS would take Mark Jackson and not even interview Patrick. Maybe he will have some luck in Detroit?
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    I think it will be Frank as I have from the beginning. I remember when he was hired in NJ and how many times he out coached the Raptors and simply made us look silly. Here is some video of him coaching the Celtics, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTmcSs_bf08. I don't think experience of being a head coach for 5 years should be undervalued. He is a young, talented coach who deserves another chance as Doc Rivers has repeatedly said. Coming from Boston, he can teach our Young Gunz or whatever the hell they are called, how to do things from vets who have won a championship. There is a reason Dwane Casey has been interviewed many times and hasn't been hired. Maurice Cheeks is a decent second option, but I don't think he can take us to the next level.

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    I would love for Patrick Ewing to be this teams coach. He is my all-time favourite player. I think he is sort of black listed in the NBA though. I don;t know if it is because he was president during the last labour dispute or what,but he doesn't get a fair chance. He's been coached by some of the greats (Riley, Thompson, Don Nelson, Van Gundy), so he must have picked up some good mentoring during his career.


    Alas, this thread is about Cheeks, and I support this hire. He was a defensive minded player and a defensive coach. He has class (which this franchise values), and he could really mentor these players. I think free agents would come play for this guy. I'm crossing my fingers!

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    I just youtubed when Cheeks helped the young girl who forgot the words to the national anthem and it's really touching.
    As far as coaching the Raps goes I think he's got everything they're looking for.

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    How did we forget Cheeks?!

    I'd be very happy if we settled on Cheeks for HC.
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    I mentioned Cheeks in a post the day after JT got fired. He's the man!

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    Quote saints91 wrote: View Post
    I mentioned Cheeks in a post the day after JT got fired. He's the man!
    I remember

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    if we cant get adelman or JVG then i want casey the dallas D has been simply amazing, just imagine the raps playing D like that

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    I wish Adelmans name was being rumored as well but i can't complain with the three names getting most of the media attention. This will be the most exciting hire since Lenny Wilkins.

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