One question. Which is better: Mo Cheeks or Mo Shats????
That's why I still think Frank is better choice. He might not have the defensive prowess of a Casey, but he's pretty good, and I think he provides a better balance. I think the young guys on our team will find his system far more rewarding than Casey's and thus respect will come quicker.
On one hand you are saying we are not a defensive team, so we don't have the personnel to play to Casey's style. On the other hand, (many would consider us an offensive team), you say that regardless of personnel it is the coaching that predicates how good our offence is.
I am leaning towards Casey. I think we will be more than fine.
Last edited by MyMomLovesMe; Fri Jun 10th, 2011 at 11:07 AM.
Mo is a solid coach. He's better than most that the team has employed in the past...
LEGACY LEGENDS LEAGUE
PG - Penny Hardaway(6'7", 197lbs), 1995-96, Orlando Magic: 21.7 PPG, 4.3 REB, 7.1 AST, 2.0 STL, 24.6 PER
SG - Kobe Bryant(6'6", 200lbs), 2005-06, L.A. Lakers: 35.4 PPG, 5.3 REB, 4.5 AST, 1.8 STL, 28.0 PER
SF - Elgin Baylor(6'5", 225lbs), 1961-62, L.A. Lakers: 38.3 PPG, 18.6 REB, 4.6 AST, 26.5 PER
PF - Patrick Ewing(7'0", 240lbs). 1989-90, N.Y. Knicks: 28.6 PPG, 10.9 REB, 4.6 BLK, 25.8 PER
C - Dikembe Mutombo(7'2", 245lbs), 1999-00, Atlanta Hawks: 11.5 PPG, 14.1 REB, 3.3 BLK, 19.4 PER
6 - Shawn Marion(6'7", 220lbs), 2005-06, Phoenix Suns: 21.7 PPG, 11.8 REB, 2.0 STL, 1.8 BLK, 23.6 PER
7 - Alex English(6'7", 190lbs), 1982-83, Denver Nuggets: 28.4 PPG, 7.3 REB, 4.8 AST, 1.4 STL, 1.5 BLK, 24.1 PER
Casey may not be as rigid as O'Neill, but he comes from a similar mold in that he is a purely defensive guy. Casey took a 16th ranked offense in Minnesota and turned it into a 28th ranked offense. That's with a healthy Kevin Garnett.
I'm not saying Casey will be a disaster as a head coach. I think that defensively he is very good. What I am saying, though, is that this team is still a few years away from competing, and they're very young. When they are suddenly forced to play stingy, disciplined defense they are not going to have much fun. Especially when they buy into the system but continue to lose and lose and lose. A veteran team is more likely to set feelings aside and work at it because they'll be able to see the bigger picture. Whereas a younger team there is more danger of eventually tuning out the new coach because in their eyes the system just ain't working. With a younger team, you need to have more creativity offensively (as well as defensively), and make it fun for the players.
It's better to install a solid defense and to win more than to make sure the young players are having 'fun'.
Winning is fun.
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I approve of hiring Mo.
“I have no idea who Chukwudiebere Maduabum is, but on his Draft Express profile, he’s listed as Chu Chu. I think he’s worthy of picking just for that. He immediately is in the running for best All-Time NBA name.” -Tim W.
If Miami Heat lose and it certainly looks like they will, I can see Erik Spolestra being cut... do any of you see him as being a good coach for Toronto?
Let's not forget: The Mavs D became better when Chandler arrived. Also, Casey has Stevenson and Marion as lockdown defenders. I'm not saying Triano shouldn't have been fired, but it would have been interested to see Toronto's D had they kept Marion and got the trade for Chandler.
Cheeks seems interesting. Casey is being worshiped a little too much IMO.
I'm not sure I'd call Marion or Stevenson "lockdown" defenders at this point in their careers...
If anything I'm surprised by Marions offense
I'm not really sure why Stevenson is getting more minutes than Brewer, to he honest.
Considering how the Mavs just shut down the Heat with some crunch time D, I think Casey has the job.
in retrospect how dumb was i suggesting the mavs should change up substitutions when nothing was broken
Now that the playoffs have unfolded this way...I have a sneaky suspicion that Miami will can Spoelstra, especially after seeing him fail to make any adjustments to Dallas in the final 3 games of the series. A little Spoelstra anyone?? lol
Then we can have Filipino day at the ACC!
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