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  • Rick Carlisle: "(DC) done a great job with it. He's done a great job there.''


    And how in particular did the Raptors turn up the defensive juices? Through shrewd trades, crafty draft picks and several teachings from Casey, whose team is 10th in the NBA in fewest points allowed at 98.6 per game.



    Read more here: http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.com...n-toronto.html
    What do you think?

    Has Casey done a great job?
    37
    Yes - Carlisle is BANG ON! (MattyD voice)
    24.32%
    9
    Meh.
    43.24%
    16
    No - Put the pipe down Rick!
    32.43%
    12

  • #2
    Year 1, yes.

    Year 2 & 3, no.

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    • #3
      Casey's done what he was brought in here to do. Carlisle is focusing on the defensive end, which is where DC's impact is really felt. I voted yes because of this.

      I still think Casey is a terrible fit for where this team is though, and his offence and rotations are pretty awful.
      "Bruno?
      Heh, if he is in the D-league still in a few years I will be surprised.
      He's terrible."

      -Superjudge, 7/23

      Hope you're wrong.

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      • #4
        stooley wrote: View Post
        Casey's done what he was brought in here to do. Carlisle is focusing on the defensive end, which is where DC's impact is really felt. I voted yes because of this.

        I still think Casey is a terrible fit for where this team is though, and his offence and rotations are pretty awful.
        Bingo. Casey has improved our defence. It's his offence and bizarre substitutions that have people calling for his head. He's an excellent defensive assistant to lead the D but overall hasn't put it all together. It's the equivalent of saying a player is great because they can score points, even if they can't defend, rebound, pass or dribble.

        So I'll abstain from voting. Carlisle's point is valid when talking about Defence but not for the full head coach duties.
        Heir, Prince of Cambridge

        If you see KeonClark in the wasteland, please share your food and water with him.

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        • #5
          Casey's done a decent job in year one and three if you're only looking at defense, but I'm pretty sure this was just Carlisle paying a close friend some lip service. "He's done a great job" is not how I would sum up Casey's overall body of work with the Raptors.

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          • #6
            As has already been said, great improvement in first year then a drop off last year. Things have improved this season, so I selected "Meh!"

            to some extent I think that this year's improvement could be attributable to personnel changes/health improvement/further development of Ross and JV. So Casey can't take full credit for this season.

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            • #7
              He's done a great job on defense. We've moved up 20 spots on the defensive ranks since the Triano days, thanks mainly to Casey. I've said it before that this team isn't contending for anything right now, so Casey is the perfect fit imo, to instill good defensive fundamentals into the young players. When MU puts together a team that can actually be taken seriously then we worry about bringing in a coach that is better with x's and o's. Right now it makes no sense to replace Casey.

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              • #8
                I think Carlisle meant every word. If you're on one team and someone you know has gone to a rival team, what do you hope happens to that team? It's obvious -- you want them to lose.

                So that covers Carlisle. As for me, if you asked me if I thought we'd have 9 wins after 23 games, I'd have said sure -- 40% winning percentage sounds about right. That's where we are so he's obviously done as well as could be expected. Especially when you consider the uncertainty around the locker room with the constant trade rumors.

                Let's also not forget what happens when you lose games, season after season after season. It gets to players, it makes them frustrated and unhappy. Yet this team has held together just fine. They're still hard working and trying. Few coaches, even some of the greatest, would be able to weather 3 straight losing seasons like this and still have their players' ears.

                I think Casey's doing a bang-up job.
                your pal,
                ebrian

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                • #9
                  Casey reminds me of Triano. Great on one side of the ball, but really bad on the other. Look at what Triano is doing for Lillard in Portland? Why can't the Raptors get an established head coach with great assistants? That's what they need.

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                  • #10
                    Matt52 wrote: View Post
                    What do you think?

                    Has Casey done a great job?
                    I wonder if these comments represent protecting a friend and colleague in the coaching fraternity?

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                    • #11
                      Matt52 wrote: View Post
                      What do you think?

                      Has Casey done a great job?
                      Three straight losing seasons speak for themselves.

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                      • #12
                        If the culture has changed it has been scrapped for another crappy one.

                        Raps were losers when Casey arrived.
                        Raps are losers when he was here.
                        Raps will still be losers when he leaves.

                        Not trying to sound harsh but it is the reality.
                        Sure the defense is better.... but what does it matter in the grand scheme of things?
                        Nothing.
                        They are still heading to the lottery three years later.

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                        • #13
                          What is he supposed to say? "My good friend and former colleague has shit the bed with poor rotations, lack of offensive plays, pathetic time-management and has been a failure at developing their young players"

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                          • #14
                            I think Carlisle is right, and I also think Casey is doing well.

                            The team isnt there talent wise, young, learning. He is managing his rooks well, and he's likely tanking at the same time.

                            "He’s had a massive impact on their defense,'' coach Rick Carlisle said. "When he went there they were one of the worst defensive teams in the league, and they’ve made the greatest gains defensively over that period of time of any team in the league.
                            You don't ignore any "firsts" in the NBA, and this is kinda a HUGE one.

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                            • #15
                              psrs1 wrote: View Post
                              I wonder if these comments represent protecting a friend and colleague in the coaching fraternity?
                              No.

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