Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Rastapopoulos, May 7, 2018.
One good page, followed by 6 degrees of separation.
Dream on. It's not likely that Casey will be anybody's assistant. He's more suited as a head coach.
Does this mean that the Clippers think they're going to get Dwayne Casey as an assistant coach?
Hmm going after a top top-level, defensive-minded assistant. That's an interesting concept........
As would be a top PROVEN big man coach.
What about trying to pry Bob Thornton away from SAC. He's wasting away there (who doesn't?). Dave Joerger brought him along from his staff in MEM where Thornton turned Marc Gasol from an overweight 2nd round pick into a DPOY and one of the best passing big men in the league. Zach Randolph also credited Thornton with helping turn his career around after disastrous seasons in NYK and LAC.
I'd love to see what this guy can do with Nurk (given the similarity to Gasol) and Collins. Our young guys are so raw, but have so much potential. I don't want to see them languish for years, without making any forward progress, like Meyers and Vonleh did.
Edit: Given our roster/cap/tax situation, and how many young bigs we have that have the potential to break out, I view adding a proven big man coach as the highest reward/lowest risk move we could make the summer to improve this team - both short term and long term. Guys like Nurk and Collins are a long term investment. I want to see those investments pay off.
If we're not going to shake up the roster, fire the coach and/or GM, I'd love to see a shake up of the coaching staff. At least add a proven big man coach, but if there are any other rising stars, either an offensive of defensive specialist available, go after them and go after them HARD. This team made great strides defensively, but the offense stagnated and has become way too predictable. We need a fresh perspective. Which became monumentally clear in the playoffs when NOP was able to completely shut down our offense at the point of attack. Are there any Mike D'Antoni disciples/assistants available that could help breathe a little life into our offense?
BTW, two other guys I hear mentioned that could help our young bigs are Roy Rogers and Jarron Collins. Rogers is an assistant in HOU and Collins is on Steve Kerr's staff in GSW. Both are also frequently mentioned as potential future head coaches. One of those guys could potentially kill two birds with one stone - help our young bigs and bring a little of the GSW/HOU magic into our offense.
I realize there is a talent gap between POR and HOU/GSW, but both also run schemes with a lot of player and ball movement that would really help energize our stagnant, predicable offense.
You never know as McMillan spent a few years as an assistant till he took over at Indiana. Casey would be a great addition if he is willing.
Those two aren’t comparable. Casey has accomplished far more than McMillan has.
I vote for Roy Rogers. Then Trigger could replace Blaze as the Blazers mascot. Trigger as the mascot would make a lot more sense at least.
(Hey, kids...ask your parents. OK your Grandparents. Or Lanny.)
I think they are more comparable than what you think they are. Casey has also benefited from being a head coach in the east while most of McMillans coaching has been in a much tougher western conference.
Casey .412 playoff coaching . 5 seasons in the playoffs
McMillan .398 playoff coaching. 7 seasons in the playoffs
The biggest difference is how McMillans tenure ended in Portland compared to Casey but McMillan was fired during the strike shortened season and a horrible roster put together.
LOL, what the heck is wrong with the Magic franchise. I swear they'd be better off randomly picking a person from this forum running their organization.
Yeah but Casey can take over when Stotts is finally fired
Maybe they will take Turner or Meyers off our hands...what a moronic franchise
It happened to George Karl.
And a host of others.
Since they have a gaping hole at coach, how about Stotts+Turner for ???
Stotts for their 2nd round pick #35. Winners all around.
Bud went to the Bucks.
That would be a better pick than Woodsen.
Hey, hey, Roy Rogers was my hero. Of course, so was Superman, Boston Blackie, The Phantom, The Lone Ranger Hopalong Cassidy and The Cisco Kid. Whoops, I left off Howdy Doody.
The Bronco on top of the scoreboard at Mile High in Denver is cast from Trigger. They of course had to get permission. Fun fact.
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