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Barracuda 06-01-2011 05:32 PM

Triano out as coach?

CP24 : Toronto Raptors shift Jay Triano to consulting role, start search for new coach.
I saw it from a few different sources.

RaptorsFan4Life 06-01-2011 05:33 PM

Official: Triano's option will not be exercised

Toronto Raptors President and General Manager Bryan Colangelo announced Wednesday the club will not exercise its option on head coach Jay Triano for the 2011-12 season. Triano will be retained as a consultant to the basketball team as a special assistant to the president and general manager.

The search for a new head coach will commence immediately. There is no definitive timetable for the completion of the search process.

“I have great respect for Jay Triano both as a person and as a basketball mind,” said Colangelo. “Jay deserves tremendous credit for developing our young players this past season and our most recent win-loss record does not appropriately reflect his many positive contributions to this organization.

“This was a difficult decision to make, but after almost three full seasons of observation and evaluation I believe that bringing in a new voice as head coach will accelerate the progress we are looking to make in the coming years.

“I am very pleased that Jay has agreed to stay on and help see through the plan that we have designed and initiated together.”

“I am grateful to the organization for the opportunity to be a head coach in the NBA,” said Triano. “I am proud of the work that I and the coaching staff have done with our young players and feel confident we have laid the foundation for a team that will continue to improve. I look forward in assisting Bryan to deliver a championship team to Toronto.”

Triano was promoted to head coach and signed to a three-year contract May 11, 2009. He finished with an 87-142 record (.380).

Triano served as an assistant to three coaches before being named interim head coach December 3, 2008 following the dismissal of Sam Mitchell.

A native of Niagara Falls, Canada, Triano became the first Canadian born and Canadian trained coach in the NBA when he joined Lenny Wilkens’ staff for the 2002-03 season.
Raptors decline option on head coach Jay Triano, retain him as consultant :InsideHoops

Jay Triano out as head coach of Raptors - NBA - Yahoo! Sports

Raptors Decline Option On Jay Triano | Raptors


He's smart, the players like him and are responding to him. There is no reason to switch. All this is going to do is delay the rebuild.

LilRomeo 06-01-2011 05:37 PM

IMO, I think this is where Jay is good at: being in the front office. I don't think he's good at coaching, maybe assistant coach though. I like him as a coach but the Raptors have to find someone who's better and can bring us to the playoffs. I would be sad if this means PJ has to go.

Calling... Lawrence Frank?

cloudnine 06-01-2011 05:39 PM

Pretty surprising overall. He's clearly competent and wasn't given the correct tools to work with.

Also surprising given the state of the NBA going into next year. Figured we'd keep him for at least the next year because he's cheap and because of the uncertainty.

Here's hoping we go after a defensive-minded guy.

Scully 06-01-2011 05:41 PM


.... enter PJ.

jj33 06-01-2011 05:41 PM

All this is gonna do is accelerate rebuilding with a new bad ass defensive oriented coach... I hope!

forme123 06-01-2011 05:42 PM

mixed feelings about this...i thought his personality and coaching style was the perfect fit for a young and rebuilding team, he showed he had the patience to let players play through their faults, and many have been able to significantly improve as a result...

but at the same time, his decision making wasnt always the best, and bad team or not, the results just werent there

Barracuda 06-01-2011 05:42 PM

I'm a Triano fan, so I'm not overjoyed. They'll likely just find another coach to blame the team's suck-age on.

MrClutch 06-01-2011 05:45 PM

I wonder if this is the right decision for a young team at the moment

Acie 06-01-2011 05:45 PM

Colangelo isn't fucking around.

Kobe>LeBron 06-01-2011 05:51 PM

About time.

Dutches 06-01-2011 05:56 PM


Originally Posted by Acie (Post 544315)
Colangelo isn't fucking around.


Originally Posted by Kobe>LeBron (Post 544318)
About time.

Almost lost his job, by now I would hope so!

Ball Don't Lie 06-01-2011 05:57 PM

Rejoice Raptors fans, this is a step in the right direction.

Now just watch we hire John Kuester.

Chiggmo 06-01-2011 05:58 PM


Originally Posted by thriller92 (Post 544325)
Rejoice Raptors fans, this is a step in the right direction.

Now just watch we hire John Kuester.

I'll stop watching if we do.

10 06-01-2011 06:02 PM

I like Triano.

Good guy and knows his basketball. Glad to hear he's staying on board.

I'm expecting a Lawrence Frank hiring within the next 3 weeks!

Ball Don't Lie 06-01-2011 06:04 PM

I actually wouldnt mind Frank either, he'd be my 3rd option after Adelman and Shaw.

MrClutch 06-01-2011 06:06 PM

i dont think signing shaw would work. dont think this team would like to run the triangle offense

XiaominWu 06-01-2011 06:07 PM

all we need now is to turn over about 9 roster players and it'll be another banner offseason in raptorland. how is the draft class of 2012 looking?

Gurk 06-01-2011 06:07 PM

Good to hear Triano will still be around with the team, also good to hear he won't be coaching anymore :cookie:

jeffb 06-01-2011 06:08 PM


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