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v.23: The Return of Kyle Lowry
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12-08-2012, 08:04 PM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
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I find it hilarious that Dwane Casey has gone from the savior of the franchise to a whipping boy who needs to be fired/removed with everything else in less than a quarter of the season.
You want to hold Colangelo accountable for failing to build a better roster? Fine. You want to hold Bargnani responsible for not improving and becoming worthy of that #1 pick? fine. But turning on Casey so quickly is hilarious. It's good to know that people aren't overreacting or anything.
I also love the tank talk. If you can't handle losing right now, how are you going to put up with the 2+ years of it necessary to tank and get multiple high picks? This is one of the problems I have with tank strategies from a fan standpoint. People are quick to jump on the tank bandwagon as soon as there's the slightest hint of slippage or lack of competitiveness, but almost everyone lacks the patience to dutifully see the tank they wanted through to its logical conclusion. You can't have your cake and eat it too.
Who was this post directed at? Or are you just generalizing the typical Raptors bandwagon fans sentiment from what you read on other message boards or on tsn.ca and Facebook or other social media, or was this at a specific member on these boards? You say 'You' a lot like this is directed at someone specifically?
While I never liked the Casey signing from day 1 (I wanted Lawrence Frank lol ya like he turned out much better) and didn't want him as option number 1, I still think he's a pretty good coach. But when the team is failing this badly there are going to be a lot of fingers pointed and obviously the Head Coach is gonna be the 1st one looked at. I don't think all the blame falls on Casey in fact I would probably put him 4th down on the rung for people to blame for this atrocious organizations record and progress, not including ownership.
The team collectively has failed and Casey has to be blamed partially. He's a total 'yes' man which is why Colangelo probably hired him, and doesn't stick up for his players on terrible calls, his offensive sets are laughable bad, his teams don't communicate on the defensive end, he constantly gets out coached in 4th quarters and his rotations are terrible. None of these things you can deny.
Also he was brought in to be a defensive specialist coach as we were probably the worst defensive team in NBA history the last year Triano coached and while he made us a mediocre defense team last year, somethings changed this year. No reason why the Jazz should go off for 131 points and score so well from the 3 pt. line without their best player (Jefferson) and one of their other stars (Favours).
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