The Key to the Raptors’ Defence: Offence

Posted: 16th November 2009 by Gene in NBA
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After hearing and reading various interviews from the Toronto Raptors head coach Jay Triano, I really liked most of what heÆs said so far, but there were a few things that I disliked. One thing that I strongly disagreed with was TrianoÆs overemphasis of defence. The RaptorsÆ previous head coach, Sam Mitchell, constantly exaggerated the importance of defence and often times only got his team to practice defence. Early on in the season, Triano appeared to be taking a similar approach to Mitchell . After the RaptorsÆ season-opening victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chris Bosh said, ôThat's all we talk about is defence, defence, defence.ö The Raptors should dramatically improve their overall level of play, including on defence, if they take a balanced approach to both talking and ...

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