Acie Show full post »
Acie
deaner wrote:


Re-read your game thread posts. Over-emotional garbage. Just waiting for a rookie coach to go through a bit of a rough patch, when in reality his record is better than Casey ever achieved anywhere. It wasn’t just you either, lots of raptor fans threw over-emotional hissy fits. Comical. The bar has been set very very high for Nick. Masai knows the inner workings of his club and I trust him. Nurse didn’t get a few of his first choice staff and I believe Masai will continue to help him along. I just think it’s unfair for a mod to make this thread and call our coach “bad” when in his first season he’s done as well as Casey ever did in his regular season career. If Nurse shits the bed in the playoffs he’s a carbon copy.


lol

The thread was started in jest, not unlike the Casey is a bad coach thread.
Quote 0 0
LOG
Acie wrote:


lol

The thread was started in jest, not unlike the Casey is a bad coach thread.


Best thread ever
Quote 0 0
elT
Acie wrote:


lol

The thread was started in jest, not unlike the Casey is a bad coach thread.


UNFAIR!
Quote 0 0
moremilk
I think most people are only at the point where there are doubts starting to creep in, and that's primarily because we went through a difficult stretch with less than convincing wins and some bad losses.

I definitely agree about game threads 😉 I never put any stock in comments there. Which is why I posted in this thread what are my real thoughts on this, I've bitched about nurse like everyone else in the heat of the moment. 

But after thinking about this, cold headed, I realize that we were probably unrealistic in our expectations. People were saying the team would need anywhere from 20 to 40 games to gel, but the quick start accelerated all expectations unfortunately. Maybe if we didn't have all the injuries we had, it would have been smoother. Regardless, look at Boston and the challenges they had and still have to some extent, in integrating that team. Remember the first season in Miami with LeBron/wade/bosh, they weren't every good in the regular season, I think they won something like 55 games.

As for kawhi, while I understand and agree with masai's approach, come on - let's be real - there's no way this is a "normal" situation. It's just no possible to treat kawhi this season the way we'd be treating say kawhi after resigning a long term contract. Let's say Nurse would really like kawhi to handle the ball less, because he's clearly not that good a playmaker. But kawhi makes it clear that he does like to handle the ball, so he can improve his skills and shake off rust. Do you think Nurse lays the law in that situation, or finds a way to accommodate Kawhi first? It's purely hypothetical scenario, to be sure - but things of this nature are bound to pop up all the time.





Quote 0 0
Northern Neighbour
I do have concerns about Nurse, and some of them are varsity league. His usage of timeouts is a big, big issue, as he allows the opposition to go on extended runs before doing anything or fails to give the lineup on the court a breather. In addition as elT has noted in game threads, he fails to call a timeout when the team is struggling offensively and goes into high school mode. His pulse on the game and his in-game management leave a lot to be desired. 

Continuing on this, he and his staff don't make very good adjustments, including out of halftime or even out of timeout plays. There is too much of a relaxed attitude and not enough structure, and we're seeing it in the team's erratic play and frustratingly stagnant offence. And that leads to the final point, where he has struggled to install a system that works. For a guy created for modernizing the Raptors' offence a year ago, he has taken them back into the '90s. It's one thing to ask his plays to play "pace and space", but it's another thing to implement a system. Or maybe given the personnel, a different offensive approach that relies on patience and more player movement would work. 
Quote 0 0