JeffB
This is a blow to the coaching staff

@MarcJSpearsESPN
The Lakers are hiring Phil Handy as an assistant coach, a source said. The former Raptors assistant will be at the front of the bench with the Lakers. He also coached in five straight NBA Finals winning two titles.
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Mobaigz6
Bandwagon
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Rene_13
Damn, that’s a loss, but best of luck in LA
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Mo_fusion
JeffB wrote:
This is a blow to the coaching staff

@MarcJSpearsESPN
The Lakers are hiring Phil Handy as an assistant coach, a source said. The former Raptors assistant will be at the front of the bench with the Lakers. He also coached in five straight NBA Finals winning two titles.


5 straight with which team and exactly what capacity? Well number 5 was Raptors...
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Mo_fusion
Erm thinking about it...it had to be Cleveland? If it was Warriors it would have been more than 2 chips unless it was a combo of those 2 in some weird back-and-forth camp changes.. .
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elT
He was with Cavs before.

Apparently a lot of players like Handy so it might be a big loss in that regard. Still, our player development has been kicking ass for 5-6 years, he was with us for a year only. Going to LAL, not sure how smart that is with their turmoil and drama. They might be changing coaches and staff as soon as February.
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JeffB
elT wrote:
He was with Cavs before.

Apparently a lot of players like Handy so it might be a big loss in that regard. Still, our player development has been kicking ass for 5-6 years, he was with us for a year only. Going to LAL, not sure how smart that is with their turmoil and drama. They might be changing coaches and staff as soon as February.


I think he's a great pickup for them. He's familiar with LeBron and a few others on that roster and a great motivator. Raptors organization will miss him imo.
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JeffB
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elT
JeffB wrote:


I think he's a great pickup for them. He's familiar with LeBron and a few others on that roster and a great motivator. Raptors organization will miss him imo.


I guess so, but not ready to make a big of a deal out of it. They offered him something he didn't have before, being on the front bench.
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moremilk
He got promoted, so there's that.
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LX
I’m gonna boo his ass like he was Vince in 2005.
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