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  • Yuri Gagarin
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    Appreciate Nurse a ton but we need coach Roy Rana for the Canadian team.

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  • golden
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    saints91 wrote: View Post
    Look how much Team USA struggles, they win because they are a team of superstars. Winning in international competitions is very difficult if you don’t have continuity that the Euro teams have. It’s not just throwing a bunch of NBA players on the court, and it’s not Nick Nurse’s coaching.

    Team Canada has identified that they need guys to commit now for the Paris Olympics.
    It took USA a few games and then they figured it out with superior talent. They got the result that mattered. Canada easily had the superior talent in the Victoria qualifier... like, no other team was even remotely close.

    As for Euro continuity.... Schilb only joined the Czech team a few years ago as a naturalized citizen. He's an American - he never played with them growing up. Satoransky stayed in Chicago after the NBA finished and never joined the team until they were in Canada.

    One of our problems was single game strategy and execution in the Czech game. We couldn't guard either the perimeter or inside, especially in the first half. You can't give up 3-point shots AND layups. Worst case, you need to pick your poison. Coaching could have helped there.
    Last edited by golden; Mon Aug 30, 2021, 09:13 AM.

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  • saints91
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    Look how much Team USA struggles, they win because they are a team of superstars. Winning in international competitions is very difficult if you don’t have continuity that the Euro teams have. It’s not just throwing a bunch of NBA players on the court, and it’s not Nick Nurse’s coaching.

    Team Canada has identified that they need guys to commit now for the Paris Olympics.

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  • golden
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    TrueTorontoFan wrote: View Post

    the team canada stuff isn't exactly fair because realistically we were missing murray, and SGA. We have those two and we win the tourney. we also had no depth at the 5.
    Yeah, but the other teams were missing, well, ok... they had.... Schilb!

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  • saints91
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    Gotta win the chip every year... what a bum.

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  • GOLDBLUM
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    golden wrote: View Post

    Unfortunately, Nurse has been on a losing streak since he released the book about "how to win anywhere." lol. (1) Didn't defend the championship. (2) Finished in the lottery the next year. (3) Lost with Team Canada at home, despite having the best talent in the pool, by far. That's karma.
    Notable perhaps that his losing streak, as you put it, golden, includes our winningest regular season in franchise history.




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  • TrueTorontoFan
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    golden wrote: View Post

    Unfortunately, Nurse has been on a losing streak since he released the book about "how to win anywhere." lol. (1) Didn't defend the championship. (2) Finished in the lottery the next year. (3) Lost with Team Canada at home, despite having the best talent in the pool, by far. That's karma.
    the team canada stuff isn't exactly fair because realistically we were missing murray, and SGA. We have those two and we win the tourney. we also had no depth at the 5.

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  • golden
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    bertarapsfan wrote: View Post

    I read it. The stuff before he got to the nba was pretty interesting. Once the book begins to journey the raps Era of his it nothing anyone who would be on this board wouldn't know. Aside from a locker room quote or 2 from kawhi
    Unfortunately, Nurse has been on a losing streak since he released the book about "how to win anywhere." lol. (1) Didn't defend the championship. (2) Finished in the lottery the next year. (3) Lost with Team Canada at home, despite having the best talent in the pool, by far. That's karma.

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  • bertarapsfan
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    Puffer wrote: View Post
    Has anyone read Nick's book about his basketball travels. Just wondering what your impressions are. I gave a copy to my daughter for Christmas and am arranging to borrow it for a personal read.

    Or his book on Shooting the ball? Available from his foundation website.
    I read it. The stuff before he got to the nba was pretty interesting. Once the book begins to journey the raps Era of his it nothing anyone who would be on this board wouldn't know. Aside from a locker room quote or 2 from kawhi

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  • Puffer
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    Has anyone read Nick's book about his basketball travels. Just wondering what your impressions are. I gave a copy to my daughter for Christmas and am arranging to borrow it for a personal read.

    Or his book on Shooting the ball? Available from his foundation website.

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  • golden
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    Puffer wrote: View Post
    Just listened to Masai's presser from today and Nick Nurse on Sid and Friends. Very pumped. Glad for Canada Basketball that Nick will be returning through to 2024. Super pumped that the Raptors will (based on hints from Masai and Nick) be supporting the development of basketball in Canada.

    Also pumped on the Raptors new direction to positionless basketball using long, tall, smart players who can switch over 4 positions as referenced by both Masai and Nick. Clearly they are looking for strategies that can work when free agents don't want to come. Find non-superstars who elevate everybody's game because they play correctly, players who have high energy and are long and tall enough to be great defenders, and teach all of them to play selfless basketball looking for the great shot as opposed to the good shot. We'll see how it works out over the next couple of years.

    Fearless predicition...the NBA will be trying to copy the Raptors starting next season.
    We are kind of copying the Clippers positionless playoff lineup that took down the #1 seed Jazz and rendered DPOY Gobert useless: Kawhi, PG, Batum, Morris & Mann.

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  • Puffer
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    Just listened to Masai's presser from today and Nick Nurse on Sid and Friends. Very pumped. Glad for Canada Basketball that Nick will be returning through to 2024. Super pumped that the Raptors will (based on hints from Masai and Nick) be supporting the development of basketball in Canada.

    Also pumped on the Raptors new direction to positionless basketball using long, tall, smart players who can switch over 4 positions as referenced by both Masai and Nick. Clearly they are looking for strategies that can work when free agents don't want to come. Find non-superstars who elevate everybody's game because they play correctly, players who have high energy and are long and tall enough to be great defenders, and teach all of them to play selfless basketball looking for the great shot as opposed to the good shot. We'll see how it works out over the next couple of years.

    Fearless predicition...the NBA will be trying to copy the Raptors starting next season.

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  • MixxAOR
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    GinobilisBaldSpot wrote: View Post
    Was Earl Watson the same Suns HC who ran the "slash bros" lineup, and then scrapped it in favour of starting a rookie Devin Booker? Or do I have my timelines mixed up??

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