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Thread: OFFICIAL: Casey Hired As Raptors New Head Coach (Press conf. in post #121)

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    My guess is that Casey would want to draft a guy that can contribute sooner rather than later. If that's the case, then my guess is we're going for Leonard at #5. I understand we're praying for a Serge Ibaka type guy to come out of Biyombo, but it's such a coin-toss that it might not be worth the risk.

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    i'm even more curious on who we will draft now!

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    Quote mattscottnelson wrote: View Post
    Dude needs some fashion advice from Bryco and Maurizio...
    You want to see him wearing some over sized collars?

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    Default House cleaning?

    As I mentioned somewhere in the mail bag on the weekend, history suggests that a new Raptors coach will surround himself with familiar faces and I’m not exactly sure how that’ll impact Alex English, PJ Carlesimo, Micah Nori, and Roth.

    I wouldn’t expect many of them to be back, to be honest.
    Source: Doug Smith's Blog

    I'd like to see Alex stick around.

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    Yeah I think you have to allow a new coach to bring in whomever they want, but I'm sure Casey wouldn't mind havin english and PJ on his staff.
    "We only have one rule on this team. What is that rule? E.L.E. That's right's, E.L.E, and what does E.L.E. stand for? EVERYBODY LOVE EVERYBODY. Right there up on the wall, because this isn't just a basketball team, this is a lifestyle. ~ Jackie Moon

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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    What's the over/under on how long before Raptor fans start hating on him?
    You'd have to define your terms but I suspect there will be disgruntled folks by the time pre-season ends (if there is a pre-season).

    In any case, yawn..... I wish Casey good luck but if the roster doesn't drastically improve he isn't going to be able to make much of a difference.

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    A defensive minded coach coaching a team that may not have a lot of offensive fire power come camp... It might make for some low scoring games. They could sure use a guy like Kemba Walker.

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    Quote heinz57 wrote: View Post
    it's toronto.. we don't need legitimate reasons to hate people.

    i've already decided i hate him because he looks like tommy davidson from in living color

    No he doesn't. We don't all look alike.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    A defensive minded coach coaching a team that may not have a lot of offensive fire power come camp... It might make for some low scoring games. They could sure use a guy like Kemba Walker.
    This is true. He is not my top 2 choices, but it would help.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    A defensive minded coach coaching a team that may not have a lot of offensive fire power come camp... It might make for some low scoring games. They could sure use a guy like Kemba Walker.
    I don't want to draft a player based on what the team needs right now. I want to draft a player based on who will help them reach their goal of being a legit contender.
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    Default Mavsí Dwane Casey to be Raptorsí head coach

    Outside of a glitch of unimaginable proportions, Dwane Casey will be the next head coach of the Raptors.

    The longtime NBA assistant went through a 90-minute telephone interview with members of the board of directors of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment on Sunday afternoon, according to sources, and was to have dinner in New York City on Monday with minority owner Larry Tanenbaum.

    If nothing untoward came out of those meetings, the 54-year-old Casey could be introduced as early as Tuesday as the successor to Jay Triano and the eighth head coach in the 16-year history of the Toronto franchise.

    Terms of Caseyís pending deal were not immediately available.

    A former head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves (53-69 overall, 20-20 in 2007 when he was fired), Casey has worked as an assistant for a handful of accomplished NBA head coaches ó George Karl, Nate McMillan and most recently Rick Carlisle in Dallas.

    He is known for his ability to institute a consistently good defensive system, an attribute sorely lacking with the Raptors, a team that was statistically the worst defensive team in the NBA last year and one thatís never established a reputation for being hard-nosed or successful at that end of the floor.

    He is generally credited with instituting one of the most effective zone defences in the league with the Mavericks, a move that helped them get past Portland, the Lakers, Oklahoma City and Miami en route to the franchiseís first NBA championship.

    Casey also should arrive just days before Raptors president and general manager Bryan Colangelo reaches another watershed mark in the rebuilding process of a team coming off a 22-60 2010-11 and a third playoff-free spring in a row.

    Colangelo and members of his staff conducted their final pre-draft workouts in the New York City area, getting a look at 6-11 Czech forward Jan Vesely in a workout for a group of teams Sunday and putting 6-9 forward-centre Bismack Biyombo, a Congolese 18-year-old who played last season in Spain, through a session on their own Monday.

    With so much indecision above them in the draft ó Cleveland has the first and fourth picks sandwiched around Minnesota at No. 2 and Utah at No. 3 ó itís been impossible for the Raptors to get a firm grasp on who might be available at their choice.

    They have, according to league sources, made efforts to move up to No. 2 but donít have a good match with Minnesota and have narrowed their list of draft hopefuls to about four.

    That group would include Kentucky guard Brandin Knight, Lithuanian centre Jonas Valanciunas, San Diego State swingman Kawhi Leonard and Biyombo with Vesely and Connecticut guard Kemba Walker as fallback possibilities.

    Meanwhile, there was no word on which ó if any ó of the current Raptors assistant coaches may join Casey in Toronto when their contracts expire at the end of June.

    Casey has had a long-standing relationship with Toronto assistant Micah Nori but itís unclear how close he is to any of P.J. Carlisemo, Alex English or Scott Roth. Only Carlesimo is under contract to the Raptors next season but heís been conspicuously absent from much of the pre-draft workout process and his future with the team is very much in doubt.
    Mavs? Dwane Casey to be Raptors? head coach - thestar.com

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    Quote Tim W. wrote: View Post
    I don't want to draft a player based on what the team needs right now. I want to draft a player based on who will help them reach their goal of being a legit contender.
    It's a good thing I haven't been saying they should draft based on need. Looks like we're in agreement. Kemba Walker would certainly help them reach their goals and help them right now.

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    PJ is redundant with Casey in charge.

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    so pumped!

    Casey = Defense
    Defense = Fast Breaks
    Fast Breaks = Points

    It'll be interesting to see just how much better their defense becomes, imagine more fast breaks with derozan leading them!
    ill be happy with 30-35 wins this year..show some improvement

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    if gets bargs to play D he is our savior

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    Quote Hassan wrote: View Post
    if gets bargs to play D he is our savior
    if he gets Bargs to play D he will have a gold statue erected in front of the ACC

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    If he gets Bargnani to play defense suddenly the Raptors become a legit threat.

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    If he gets Bargs traded, then he's the greatest Raptor coach ever.
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    Sources say Casey declined the opportunity to interview for the Pistons' job.
    this taken from ESPN's article on the whole ordeal. If it doesn't mean anything other than coaches in the league see the potential our team has, I'm ok with that.

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    Quote JYFelony wrote: View Post
    if he gets Bargs to play D he will have a gold statue erected in front of the ACC
    You said erected....

    If he gets Bargnani to play D, golden pigs will fly out of my ass!
    Last edited by BayCityBaller; Mon Jun 20th, 2011 at 07:16 PM.

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