U.S. Olympic basketball training team chosen

U.S. Olympic basketball training team chosen

COLORADO SPRINGS, May 21 (UPI) -- NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving of Cleveland is among 13 players on the select team that will train against the U.S. men's national basketball team.

NBA: Toronto 104, Cleveland 96

CLEVELAND, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Jose Calderon scored 15 points to go with 11 assists and seven Raptors finished in double figures Monday, helping Toronto beat Cleveland 104-96.
Toronto removes Triano's interim label

Toronto removes Triano's interim label

TORONTO, May 11 (UPI) -- Jay Triano, who has coached the Toronto Raptors on an interim basis since December, was formally made the NBA team's coach Monday.

NBA: Toronto 101, Indiana 88

TORONTO, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A season-high 25 points from Jason Kapono Wednesday helped Toronto halt a five-game losing streak with a 101-88 decision over Indiana.

NBA: Utah 114, Toronto 87

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Mehmet Okur scored seven points in a 17-0 Utah first-period run Friday and the Jazz went on to crush Toronto 114-87.

Raptors fire Coach Sam Mitchell

TORONTO, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The Toronto Raptors fired Coach Sam Mitchell Wednesday following the team's 8-9 record starting the 2008-09 season.

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Lenny Wilkens out in Toronto

TORONTO, April 17 (UPI) -- After encountering more injuries than any team in NBA history, the Toronto Raptors and Coach Lenny Wilkens have decided to part company.
Jay Triano
Toronto Raptors head coach Jay Triano gives direction against the Golden State Warriors in the first quarter at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California on December 29, 2008. (UPI Photo/ Terry Schmitt)

Jay Triano (born September 21, 1958) is a former Canadian professional basketball player and current head coach of the NBA's Toronto Raptors. Triano gained recognition during his tenure as coach of the Canadian men's national team. He is also a former national team player, who competed in two Olympics, starting in 1984. He was born in Tillsonburg, Ontario, and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

As a student at Simon Fraser University, Triano broke or equalled 11 school men's basketball records, including having the most career points with 2,616. He was drafted in the later rounds of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers but never played in the NBA.

Triano was a national team player from 1978–88, captained the team from 1981–88, and played in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. He led the Canadian team that won Gold at the 1983 World University Games in Edmonton, Alberta. He played three seasons of professional ball, two in Mexico and one (1985–86 season for Fenerbahçe Istanbul) in Turkey.

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