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Old 04-14-2009, 09:54 AM   #1
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Default Alvin Williams back with the Raptors?

http://thestar.blogs.com/raptors/200...-sams-too.html

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Action: Alvinís gone

Reaction: He should be back

Old favourite Alvin Williams stopped by practice on Saturday but had to get home to the family for Easter and didnít get to yesterdayís game. But speaking with a lot of people in the organization, some of worked with him before, some who have just come to know him, itís wildly apparent he should be on the staff somehow next year.

As an assistant coach, or a basketball development coach working guys out at practice and before games, there has to be a job for the guy. I think heíd like it, I think itíd be a great move to help the young players and I think Bryan has to make this happen.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:10 AM   #2
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Default Re: Alvin Williams back with the Raptors?

I thought you were going to say on the roster, I was about to go into a deep depression.

But yes, I would love for him to be part of the staff in some capacity.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:44 AM   #3
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Default Re: Alvin Williams back with the Raptors?

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I thought you were going to say on the roster, I was about to go into a deep depression.

But yes, I would love for him to be part of the staff in some capacity.


From Smith's blog, about Alvin's contribution last night:

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"Action: Butler gets stopped

Reaction: Credit Alvin.

This story is absolutely legit, the timing just happens to be perfect in my Get Alvin On The Staff crusade.

Itís last Saturday after practice, or so Iím told by people who were there and would know, and Alvinís chatting with some Raptor types about the Friday game, where Caron Butler hit that jumper at the buzzer to win.

You remember that, Butler set up, dribbled about 10 seconds off the clock and then drove on Marion and scored. Well, in that time he was dribbling out the clock, Butler sort of moved back towards midcourt to get a better angle and create some space.

Well, what Williams couldnít understand Ė and I sure didnít think of it at the time, I doubt any of you did and Iím sure not many Raptors did, either Ė was why Marion didnít chase him to midcourt, put some pressure on him, make him go earlier, or at least turn him somewhere he didnít want to go.

Makes entire sense, doesnít it?

Well, last night, sort of the same situation (although there was less time and less of an isolation) and we saw Marion right up on Butler, forcing him to go and sending him quickly to help.

Not bad strategy, eh?
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:38 PM   #4
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Default Re: Alvin Williams back with the Raptors?

I went to the game when we played Washington, he was there and got a standing O right from the start. Everybody was up on their feet...
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:39 PM   #5
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Default Re: Alvin Williams back with the Raptors?

Aside from his connection to the team, he actually comes off as a very smart dude who'd be fit for a bench gig. There have been plenty of successful NBA coaches who are former solid point guards.
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