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Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  12 responses

P.J. Carlesimo Joining Raptors’ Coaching Staff

Carlesimo will be on Toronto’s bench next season as an assistant coach, reports the Globe and Mail: “The Toronto Raptors are adding P.J. Carlesimo to their coaching staff. Carlesimo, who was most recently the head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, will be an assistant to Jay Triano, a team source confirmed Monday. Carlesimo, 61, was fired by Oklahoma City on Nov. 22, 2008 after the Thunder’s 1-12 start to the season. He led the Portland Trailblazers to the first round of the playoffs in 1995 to ‘97, and then coached Golden State from ‘97 to 2000 — the Warriors failed to make the playoffs all three seasons.”

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  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Ok…I guess all the Raptors problems are solved now. Bosh wants to stay and Hedo doesnt want out anymore. Good job Bryan Colangelo, crisis averted. Oh, wait…

  • MikeC.

    At least the cRaptors have an actual NBA coach now. I bet he’s promoted to head coach within the first 20 games next season, when the cRaps start out 2-18.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Hmm. Looks good on paper.

  • Wat Misaka

    Maybe Hedo will choke him after practice.

  • Goat

    Hedo would actually need to care about winning again to strangle him.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I am happy about this.

  • CLay__

    Over-under on Triano’s window before getting fired next season: 15 games.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Now if only we can lose Hedo and draft Xavier Henry…

  • chingy

    Yes niQ! Make it happen!

  • Rich

    david lee and anyone decent for bosh would look arite with bargnani. Maybe gallo, Chandler, or Curry’s expiring contract?

  • carebear

    bosh for okafor + mo pete via sign and trade!
    haha

  • Migs

    I’m actually excited about this… just goes to show the sorry state the Raptors are in right now. Hell, P.J.’s Chuck Norris beard instantly gives him more credibility than any of the other assistant coaches (Micah Nori, I’m lookin at you).

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