Re: The *OFFICIAL* Europe vs. Canada thread
Hell I'd be for not discussing European basketball at all since this is the forum of an NBA team. In liew of a total ban on Euro-League discussion this is a good idea since threads appear to get hijacked whenever they involve players/coaches who've had links to Europe.
No one "hates" European players or coaches, IMO the "anti-Euro" posters just think that since the Euro-league is a different style of game with different rules and, yes, inferior talent overall and therefore that success there does not necessarily equal success in the NBA. For instance, D'Antoni has apparently proven to be very successful coaching the European game. He has not however been successful in coaching in the NBA due to his lack of focus on tough defense over perimeter player, ergo he'd be a bad fit for the Raps IMO.