The Raptors have filled their coaching staff. No surprises.
Johnny Davis was pegged by the Sun’s Frank Zicarelli almost a month ago, Tom Sterner by NBA.com’s David Aldridge.
They both have excellent track records and have coached some quality teams.
P.J. Carlesimo and Alex English are gone while Micah Nori, Erich Huges and Scott Roth are sticking around.
- Canada’s junior women’s squad has finalized its roster for the FIBA Women’s U19 tournament which starts next week. What I found odd was only one player hails from the GTA (plus one from Barrie). Quebec, BC and Edmonton are heavily represented.
- The first ever Women’s U25 Wheelchair Basketball tournament starts on Friday at Brock University in Hamilton. Interestingly, the women’s roster in that one has just one GTAer. Guess basketball really is spreading country-wide.
- Canada’s senior men’s team is starting workouts now in preparation for a qualifying tournament later this summer.
- Finally, wanted to give a plug for Basketball Talk the Way It Should Be, an enjoyable read for hoops fans from Dave Mendonca and Audley Stephenson of the Breakdown Show. An entertaining quote book with thoughts from many ex-Raptors, NBA players and celebrities.