eh man thats fine...i'm not even gonna try and spend time defending sam on here anymore after this. i really think its disgusting tho that BC gets a huge pass when in reality he built the product thats on the floor (and we can clearly see its flawed)...and he re-signed sam last summer and was OBVIOUSLY convinced he was the right coach for the job. and sorry man, saying BC "had" to resign Sam, is the biggest cop out move i've ever heard. Now you're starting to make even more excuses for BC, excuses i doubt even BC would make for himself. BC doesnt "have to" do anything. To think he didnt carefully think it thru and evaluate, and re-evaluate sams work with the core of the team, is sad. and to think our GM made one of the biggest coaching decisions based on media pressure, is pathetic at best...and one i'm not willing to believe either. I give BC more credit than that.
anyway yeah we had a better year last year, but everyone wants to forget that TJ missed 31 games...and bosh missed how many games...and garbo was gone for the whole year...and bargnani was WAY worse than last year, etc etc etc. the list goes on. theres many reasons why this team was worse than last year. and i still think its very unfair to blast sam and use him as a scapegoat like u ppl are doing. its one thing to put equal onus on sam and blame him like everyone else....but to solely blame sam for all the teams troubles and losses when the CASUAL fan can see how bad some of our players can be...its kinda sad. but whatever, i still think we're gonna be fine in this series...and all this fire sam talk will cool down.
Yeah BC gets way over looked at some of his signing. I know many players dont wanna play in toronto so hes trying this euro uptempo style team. But as a Raps fan this is one off the softest teams in are short history. He did build this team, he
had bosh, calderon, Joey Gramham, everything else is a product of him.
Honestly if BC didnt draft andrea, I dont think he would have been a top 10 pick. I wouldn't have picked up on option on Joey G, and if I did I would have traded him at last years draft, he has no value now, dont even know if he'll be in the league when his contract expires. Let Garbo play in the Euro Championship, what was the management thinking? This guy broke his ankle like some Shaun Livingston sh*t and your let him play? An other bad move. Thats a roster spot+cap space.
Delfino i taught was better but i can see why Detroit would ship him out, he another one of those if im hot shooting Ill play defense, but when hes cold he cant do sh*t, he should be a top notch defender. I'm not gonna hate on Kapono, but hes mo pete with out the d and a better shot. J.Moon was a lucky break. Not expecting the raps to get any better. Were gonna have to pay Jose some cash to keep him, so dont know if where gonna get any 'impact' free agents. Rasho is going to be gone. Philly, Atlanta, are getting better. If skiles gets the buck on the same page and get them to play d they be better.
Personally I think BC and the a.ssistant GM was the reason Andrea started. Why in his right mind wouldn't Sam start J.Moon when he started pretty much every game and had a 14 rebound performance against Orlando this year, and is best suited to guard turk or lewis?