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    Marc Stein ‏@ESPNSteinLine

    Morsel from coaching grapevine: Hearing Jay Triano will wind up on Terry Stotts' bench in Portland after ex-Raps HC was also chased by Mavs
    Ryan Wolstat ‏@WolstatSun

    Despite his move to Portland, word is Canada Basketball will name Jay Triano head coach of the senior men's team next Thursday afternoon.
    Good luck, Jay.

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    Jay knows his stuff, good for him.

    As for the National team gig, I am not sure how I feel about that. I thought Leo did the best with what he had at the time, he also set a good tone that everyone was equal. I know Jay will do a good job, but I would have liked to maybe see someone new take it on.

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    I would've liked to see some new blood, but now with Nash involved, Nash may be able to get the team to drink the Jay koolaid and the program will propel forward... As long as they keep Dalambert the f away from the team, I'll be happy.

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    Quite surprised to hear the Portland news. I would've thought Triano would've been a Raptor for life (simply because nobody else would hire him, lol).
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    Quote OTFP wrote: View Post
    ... As long as they keep Dalambert the f away from the team, I'll be happy.
    It was never clear to me what the big deal was. Dalambert wanted special treatment? Was that it?

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    Quote Puffer wrote: View Post
    It was never clear to me what the big deal was. Dalambert wanted special treatment? Was that it?
    Sam put himself before the team, he wanted to have his "people" with him and upgrade accommodations. His attitude was "I am the man" on this team and that did not fly with the coach and many of the players.

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    Quite surprised to hear the Portland news. I would've thought Triano would've been a Raptor for life (simply because nobody else would hire him, lol).
    He many not have worked out well as a head coach, but he's an extremely gifted assistant. He's even been an assistant coach with the US national team. You can bet he'll always be in demand.

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    was really hoping he wouldn't be team canada coach
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    I don't understand why the Canadian head coach needs to be Canadian. Not a big fan of Triano coaching Canada.

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    I thought Rowan Barrett is running the show at Basketball Canada. I'm not sure how involved Nash is at this point with the Lakers, family, and soccer interests loading up his plate.
    Last edited by stretch; Fri Aug 17th, 2012 at 11:29 AM.

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    I thought Rowan Barrett is running the show at Canada Basketball. I'm not sure how involved Nash is at this point with the Lakers, family, and soccer interests loading up his plate.
    Rowan's job is to concentrate of the youth, not so much involved with the senior group.

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    I don't understand why the Canadian head coach needs to be Canadian. Not a big fan of Triano coaching Canada.
    Exactly...as far as Canadian coaches go, there isn't many to choose from other Triano or Leo Rautins. We need someone different to kickstart a new program. Just take the women's soccer team for example. All they needed was a new coach and they soared to new heights
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    Portland is a good spot for him. They're reshaping that team and he has lots of experiences with young rebuilding clubs.

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    Portland fits Triano quite nicely. Young, athletic. He developed our players quite well during our first tanking season, and the offense was exciting, not to mention good, clean, flowing offense.

    Triano I never thought would be a great head coach, but, can't deny he can get a team to score buckets, and put confidence and good development in the younger players.

    Assistant Coaching in Portland looks good.

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    I'm very shocked that there are people out there that are against Triano becoming the National HC again. The guy did a great job with them last time he was in control. Not to mention, from what I've heard, Leo was awful and hardly even ran the practices while he was the coach.

    My guess is all he did was crack jokes about "what's in your wallet?", tell people they're stupid for jumping to try and block perimeter shots, and make stupid observations all game with Matt Devlin.

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    Quote isaacthompson wrote: View Post
    Exactly...as far as Canadian coaches go, there isn't many to choose from other Triano or Leo Rautins. We need someone different to kickstart a new program. Just take the women's soccer team for example. All they needed was a new coach and they soared to new heights
    I would add Smart to that list (before he took over Great Britain's Under 18 team, but your right the list is short. Meanwhile the list of NCAA coaches who have knowledge of the Canadian game is growing. Probably should have gone in that direction.

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    Quote blackjitsu wrote: View Post
    I would add Smart to that list (before he took over Great Britain's Under 18 team, but your right the list is short. Meanwhile the list of NCAA coaches who have knowledge of the Canadian game is growing. Probably should have gone in that direction.
    A good NCAA coach does not automatically make you a good International coach, the FIBA game is way different. We have some excellent old and young coaches hear in Canada, the trouble getting them to commit to the program is money. Jay has/will make good money in the NBA, where as our top guys in the CIS (Dave Smart Excluded $160,174 in 2011) don't make a tonne. They need to run camps and do other things to bring money into their programs.

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    Quote WJF wrote: View Post
    A good NCAA coach does not automatically make you a good International coach, the FIBA game is way different. We have some excellent old and young coaches hear in Canada, the trouble getting them to commit to the program is money. Jay has/will make good money in the NBA, where as our top guys in the CIS (Dave Smart Excluded $160,174 in 2011) don't make a tonne. They need to run camps and do other things to bring money into their programs.
    Good points, can't disagree with what you're saying...

    I would argue that the current trend is using upper tier NCAA coaches. Mind you, most of those countries don't have leagues at the level of CIS and CCAA (Both leagues hold teams that now regularly beat NCAA teams). So I see your point.

    Also, I think your last point is exactly why the list of Canada based coaches are limited. If coaches are forced to bring money into programs what time will they have to work on the national program? Also, if you look at the coaches already involved at the younger age groups a lot of the top talent is already part of the system. Yes, you could shuffle people, but I'd argue that that is more difficult than it sounds.

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    Quote blackjitsu wrote: View Post
    Good points, can't disagree with what you're saying...

    I would argue that the current trend is using upper tier NCAA coaches. Mind you, most of those countries don't have leagues at the level of CIS and CCAA (Both leagues hold teams that now regularly beat NCAA teams). So I see your point.

    Also, I think your last point is exactly why the list of Canada based coaches are limited. If coaches are forced to bring money into programs what time will they have to work on the national program? Also, if you look at the coaches already involved at the younger age groups a lot of the top talent is already part of the system. Yes, you could shuffle people, but I'd argue that that is more difficult than it sounds.
    While I know of many CIS schools that take games from NCAA D-1 teams, I can't think of a CCAA program that does that regularly (if at all).

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    Quote WJF wrote: View Post
    While I know of many CIS schools that take games from NCAA D-1 teams, I can't think of a CCAA program that does that regularly (if at all).

    Tulsa just smashed Seneca College tonight: http://www.tulsahurricane.com/sports...081712aac.html

    So, yeah they do. But finding out about these games is mad hard... CCAA need to get their PR game up.

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