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    D. Smith's latest blog post: http://thestar.blogs.com/raptors/

    Seems Dwane Casey was in town on Tuesday to be interviewed for the job – he flew up between Dallas winning the championship and today’s parade – and that would lead me to believe that Bryan Colangelo has to be getting close to making a decision on Jay Triano’s replacement.

    No one will say it even off the record because things are being held more close to the vest on this decision than any other in Bryan’s tenure it seems, but It only makes sense that Casey would have been the last of the interviews since they had to wait for him to finish his season.

    And that might give us an announcement in the next few days.

    Looks like Casey was in for an interview on Tuesday (the man barely had time to celebrate!).

    Smith seems to think that Bryco is close to making a decision and it looks likes it could be Casey.

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    They better, now that JT is gone it seems like these draft prospects have some new found hope in Toronto. At least you can tell the difference in Walker and Knight.

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    I can live with this. The guy has a ring, I have to respect that. The way the Mavs played the Heat on D was an illustration of excellence. He's not my first choice but I'm sure he's a big upgrade to Triano. They team is moving in the right direction.

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    If he can teach our boys that zone D that absolutely wrecked havoc on Miami (and many other teams) it's a worthy hire in itself. Hopefully English or somebody can figure out a offense that isn't as predictable and boring as the past few years.
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    Hmmm, I didn't get the same reading from the article at all. Just that Casey was the last of the interviews and now that his is done, BC has all the info he needs to make a decision. I'm hoping it's Casey, but there was nothing in this article that suggested the Raps were leaning that way.

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    Quote octothorp wrote: View Post
    Hmmm, I didn't get the same reading from the article at all. Just that Casey was the last of the interviews and now that his is done, BC has all the info he needs to make a decision. I'm hoping it's Casey, but there was nothing in this article that suggested the Raps were leaning that way.
    Yeah I should clarify. It was Smith's opinion that the raps are close to making a decision, and also his opion that Casey is a better choice than Frank.

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    Getter done BC! Before some other team snatches him up.
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    Hopefully the decision is made in the next day or two so the new coach can't have some say in the draft pick. Fingers crossed for Casey or Cheeks.

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    The Detroit Pistons will interview Kelvin Sampson for their vacant head coaching position at the end of the week, according to a source. Sampson, an assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks, was a head coach at Indiana and Oklahoma at the college level. Sampson will meet with Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars, who will be hiring his third coach since June 2008
    The end of the week is today or tomorrow - maybe Saturday.

    I hope BC makes an offer soon so the Raps aren't left with sloppy seconds.

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    Good coaching can't do anything without good ball players.

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    Quote Brandon wrote: View Post
    Good coaching can't do anything without good ball players.
    Don't be so cynical. Whether you have bad or good players you still need a good coach. Do you think the Mavs woulda won if Triano was coaching?
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    Quote Brandon wrote: View Post
    Good coaching can't do anything without good ball players.
    I agree and disagree. Good coaching can make bad players less bad. Good coaching does NOT win Championship son its own though...

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    Quote star_bury wrote: View Post
    I agree and disagree. Good coaching can make bad players less bad. Good coaching does NOT win Championship son its own though...
    Coaches can't shoot, pass, play defense, run the point, block shots or close out a tight game on sheer athleticism. It makes no difference who coaches bad teams. Good teams need the appropriate coach, ie. a guy who doesn't screw things up too badly, and that is all.
    The best thing Miami's coaches can do, for example, is pass on advice to LeBron on how to handle the media so he doesn't have to carry so much baggage onto the court. Substitutions, and offensive/defensive systems is something that any fool can do -- when he has the right players.

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    Quote Brandon wrote: View Post
    Coaches can't shoot, pass, play defense, run the point, block shots or close out a tight game on sheer athleticism. It makes no difference who coaches bad teams. Good teams need the appropriate coach, ie. a guy who doesn't screw things up too badly, and that is all.
    The best thing Miami's coaches can do, for example, is pass on advice to LeBron on how to handle the media so he doesn't have to carry so much baggage onto the court. Substitutions, and offensive/defensive systems is something that any fool can do -- when he has the right players.
    One would think, however we have seen evidence to the contrary.

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    Before deciding on Mavs assistant coach Dwane Casey to take over for Jay Triano, Toronto president Bryan Colangelo talked to Jeff Van Gundy about the post.

    If that wasn't a dead giveaway that the Raptors are going to at least try to change their ways and address the most important end of the court, perhaps just as revealing was whom Colangelo didn't interview.

    Although it was long rumored, he did not reach out to his former coach in Phoenix, Mike D'Antoni, whom the Knicks may have made available for the right compensation.

    But with the Raptors hardly putting up any resistance last season, allowing opponents to shoot 48.2% from the field as they won all of 22 games, Colangelo couldn't afford to take a chance on D'Antoni. On a short leash himself, after last month receiving what was reportedly a two-year extension, Colangelo needed to bring in someone who will try to change the culture.

    After finishing second to Larry Drew for the Hawks job last summer, Casey saw his stock rise with Dallas' ascension to the top of the NBA.

    He's worked under three of the game's top coaches, George Karl, Nate McMillan and Rick Carlisle, and is known as a workaholic. This will be his second head coaching position, and sometimes coaches are just better their second time around.

    As it is, he impressed many NBA execs with the job he did in Minnesota before getting fired with a 20-20 record midway through the 2006-07 season.



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    Hopefully Detroit saves our asses by offering Casey a bigger contract than BC can afford..

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    Quote ebrian wrote: View Post
    Hopefully Detroit saves our asses by offering Casey a bigger contract than BC can afford..
    Why do you dislike Casey? I want him hired before Saturday.
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    Why do you dislike Casey? I want him hired before Saturday.
    I won't be upset if they get Casey, but I think we're better off with Frank. I think Casey will be a short-term coach if we hire him, and then we'll have to go through all this again in 2-3 years.

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    Quote ebrian wrote: View Post
    I won't be upset if they get Casey, but I think we're better off with Frank. I think Casey will be a short-term coach if we hire him, and then we'll have to go through all this again in 2-3 years.
    Has Franks defense won an NBA championship yet? Casey's just did and hence is the more accomplished coach.

    Personally, I want Butch Carter back as coach :P.
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    Quote ebrian wrote: View Post
    I won't be upset if they get Casey, but I think we're better off with Frank. I think Casey will be a short-term coach if we hire him, and then we'll have to go through all this again in 2-3 years.
    And Frank is a 5-6 year solution?!

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