Jay Triano has been getting quite a bit of guff as of late which is usually what happens when a team has as bad a record as the Toronto Raptors have right now.
That being said, it is important to understand that the Raptors are in the midst of a rebuilding period and they are not expected to win. Therefore, Jay Triano is not under achieving he just simply is not overachieving.
Basically, he is breaking even and hovering right around where the Raptors were expected to rank this season.
Is this reason enough to let him go? We knew the Raps would do poorly and so did Bryan Colangelo and Jay Triano. As a matter of fact, Jay Triano is taking a huge bullet for this team because he knew he lacked the pieces to succeed and he knows this season will be horrible for his career win/loss total.
Nevertheless, he has made a huge sacrifice by agreeing to coach this team which shows that he is willing to work through the rough patches with this team in the hopes of eventually becoming a consistent and respectable playoff team and maybe even a contender down the road.
So there’s my disclaimer, I am not saying that Jay Triano should be fired instead I intend to give a list of ten plausible replacements should that happen.