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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)
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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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