Originally posted on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 12/27/11
Taking the “Pound the Rock” mantra to the nth degree, new Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey had a massive boulder placed inside his team’s locker room, in the hopes of inspiring the players with the visual. From the AP: A 1,300-pound boulder sits just inside the front door to the Toronto Raptors’ dressing room, a reminder of the mentality the new coach Dwane Casey is trying to instill in his team. Heading into what Casey is calling a ‘building’ season, Casey has introduced a new motto: Pound the Rock. ‘I knew we were going to be a work in progress,’ Casey said of a team that went 22-60 last season and finished last in the Atlantic Division. ‘Every time we walked on the floor we were going to have to have something to get us to think about — how we have to get better, we’ve got to work to get better. It’s from a story about a stonecutter. Every time a stonecutter hits a rock, it may not break. You may have to hit it 100 times, but on that 101st time you hit it, now you crack the r
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