Wheels in Motion: Toronto Raptors Offseason Speculations, Part I

June 4th, 2010 by Os Kavcar Leave a reply »
Despite the deafening silence on the management's part, one can tell plans are already being made. Like train robbers routinely did in Western movies, you can hear the powerful engine coming towards your way if you kneel down and press your ear against the rails.

It is only natural that the off-season drama has been building up after one of the most anticipated seasons of Raptors franchise was proven to be a failed experiment. One should be grotesquely ignorant not to see this is just a beginning.

Acquisition of P.J. Carlesimo: This news, while being important, past by many columnists. The first thing came to my mind was we might be looking at our new backup coach.

Suppose we get a 6-14 record or less in the first quarter. Then they may fire Jay Triano and name this NBA veteran as the new coach of Toronto Raptors. Wouldn't be the first time, would it?

Even if that doesn't happen, P.J. Carlesimo is a defense-minded strategist that the team needs. I see no harm in having him as one of the five assistant coaches the franchise employs. Basically ...

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