Triano Meltdown Moment
Also what you won't find in that is one broken clip board as Triano in frustration last night smashed his clipboard in the 3rd quarter. It reminded me of the story of Kevin O'Neil who famously smashed a lamp when he heard that Jalen Rose would be out for an extended period of time. That was in private though. Triano had his incident in public. So if this goes to trial over the price of that clipboard there is video evidence against Triano. However to be serious this just speaks to the frustration of Triano who has been put in an awful spot. It is clear he is fighting to save his job is it not? However I do not know if that is possible at this point and despite always wanting Canadians to do well, I can't imagine Triano remaining as the coach under to many circumstances. If he did I think it would be a shock to this fan base and a very difficult if not impossible selling job to the fan base of this team.
Triano for whatever reason when he is upset does not have the same impact on this team that Sam Mitchell did. Mitchell was never shy about telling you how he felt about anything. He has a long list of quotes from his time here that will tell you that. Triano has just been in his previous roll for so long I am not sure if deep down players take his anger and frustration in the same way. I say all of this as an outsider looking in and the fact that I was born with some good old fashion common sense. Well maybe you learn common sense but you get the point.
Playoffs? No Lottery
The reality is slowly sinking in for some that has been here for quite some time. This is not a playoff team and the only reason some have held out hope so long is how awful the East truly is. I want a draft pick anyway. this team needs some young athletic talent to add to the mix. Let Milwaukee,Chicago or the Nets get pounded by the Cavs or Celtics. I will take my chances in the lottery and walk away with hopefully a solid draft pick from whatever # we end up selecting.
On to Houston and the Raptors will need to stop Yao Ming? That is not going to happen is it? After Shaq just ripped through this team like a hot knife through butter. However he did follow that up with a great performance against the Lakers. Still Yao should be able to be dominate and a huge factor against the Raptors. Yeah that is the reality and just like this season...it truly bites.