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Thread: Casey too soft?

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    Default Casey too soft?

    I might be wrong about this but im going with this based on my experience.

    I have not heard Casey ever go off on his team, when they play like idiots, like the loss to the Bucks, Bulls and specially the Sixers.

    Is it because he's new? Afraid to get fired? Do the Raptors need a coach who will call them out in the media every game they lose due to stupidity?

    I thought of starting this thread after read Doc Rivers' comments after the Celts lost to the pistons

    QUOTABLE II: "I don't think we have the commitment to be a good basketball team. This team wants everything easy, they want the easy way out. They want to win easy, but the only way you're going to win easy is you're going to have to play hard. We're taking the wrong approach. I've either got to find the right combination, the right guys, or we're going to have to get some guys out of here."

    -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers after his team dropped to .500
    What do you guys think?

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    probably because Casey doesn't have very much say in that kind of thing and the team knows that. from what ive heard he definitely rips into the team when they have it coming, though. i know he's a big fan of the early morning practice sessions.
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    Celtics have hall of famers, all-stars, players with championship pedigree and experience ... can turn it on or off with effort,

    Raptors have boatloads of youth and inexperience (almost no playoff experience) or history of winning ... expectations were less, rightfully so - and to crush their development for understandable learning mistakes would be dumb imo.
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    I'd say none of the reasons quoted. He's soft because he's soft. That's who he is. As bad as our record is, the truth is he has made a difference. In other words his methods are working especially defensively, despite his softness. It's wise to just let him be himself unless his softness starts becoming the reason for failure. I don't see that yet.
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    I also don't think it's fair to say he's soft when none of us have the slightest clue what goes on behind closed doors. I don't think that he is, not that I have any real evidence to support that. It's not like NBA coaches go out every day threatening to get rid of players who aren't playing well. They don't need to, it's a business and everyone already knows it. And frankly, this is not something Doc does a lot either. He's a smart dude though, and knows the expectation this year was to have an outside shot at a championship. The team isn't playing like that, so it's a subtle challenge to his team that they need to step up if they want to be part of a potential contender. At the same time, it can't hurt if some guys do respond and it helps their trade value.

    I just don't see what kind of coach you'd expect to have. What coach would so frequently blast his team and have any chance of being successful in a player-driven league?

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    Quote Papa Burgundy wrote: View Post
    Celtics have hall of famers, all-stars, players with championship pedigree and experience ... can turn it on or off with effort,

    Raptors have boatloads of youth and inexperience (almost no playoff experience) or history of winning ... expectations were less, rightfully so - and to crush their development for understandable learning mistakes would be dumb imo.
    I hadn't even read your comment. Right on. Expectations are huge. And a young team doesn't need their play publicly criticized a lot, and can't afford to lose confidence they're building. We'll see what Casey is like if the team and expectations improve.