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    Butch Carter (former Toronto Raptor coach) joins the SBA

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    Butch Carter (former Toronto Raptor coach) joins the SBA Empty Butch Carter (former Toronto Raptor coach) joins the SBA

    Post by SBA BLues Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:57 am

    To HoopTown Members:

    It is with great pleasure that the SBA announces that the former Raptor coach, Butch Carter has joined our club as a Senior Advisor.  As the former Head Coach of the Toronto Raptors, Coach Carter brings new and exciting concepts to our club.  Coach Carter is renowned for his ability to teach and inspire young basketball players in an enthusiastic manner.

    Butch Carter played at Indiana University for four years, graduating with a degree in marketing.  He was named Co-Captain as a senior, leading his team to the 1980 Big Ten Championship.  After university, Carter was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 1980 draft. During his rookie year, he filled in for an injured Magic Johnson.  Carter played a total of 361 games over six seasons with the LA Lakers, Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks.  He held the NBA record for most points scored in an overtime period with 14 points against Boston on March 20, 1984.

    Carter began his coaching career in 1986 at Middletown (Ohio) High School, his alma mater.  He was named the 1988 Ohio Coach of the Year by AP, becoming the only person to ever win both Coach and Player of the Year honors for the State of Ohio.  Before joining the Milwaukee Bucks, Carter served as an Assistant Coach in Dayton for two seasons from 1989-91 and for one year at Long Beach State.  Moving to the Toronto Raptors in 1997 as an Assistant Coach, Carter was named as the Head Coach on June 12, 1998.

    Butch brought eleven solid years of NBA experience as a player and coach to the Raptors’ bench.  He is known to have an outstanding work ethic and an unbelievable attention to detail.  He is the first coach in the history of the NBA to take a team from less than twenty wins to the playoffs in two seasons. This amazed everyone in the NBA in light of the fact the Raptors had the third lowest payroll in the league and outdated facilities.

    For more details on Butch Carter check out the SBA blog http://sbabball.wordpress.com/.

    Please join me in welcoming Coach Carter.

    We are looking forward to Carter's "Super Camp" this spring.

    Sam Moncada, President

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