P.J. Carlesimo Joining Raptors’ Coaching Staff

by June 01, 2010

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.”