A ringing endorsement from someone who has worked at the elite level in his chosen profession probably couldn't hurt, eh?

Well, former NBA guard Jay Humphries, who's seriously interested in coaching in the bj-league, can thank a pair of veteran sideline supervisors for dishing out very flattering insight in recent days.

"Jay is a very experienced NBA former player and coach. A great teacher who is patient in developing young players," Toronto Raptors bench boss Dwane Casey told Hoop Scoop recently. "He is a diligent worker who has worked at becoming a good coach.