Friday, 3 August 2007

Triano to work with USA Basketball

Former Canadian National team head coach and current Toronto Raptors assistant coach Jay Triano has been named to the coaching staff of an American select team later this month coached by P.J. Carlesimo of Seattle, "He has the reputation as an excellent coach, he has vast experience in international basketball, he was a logical choice," said Jerry Colangelo, managing director of the American Olympic team. Here is the link to an article by Toronto Star basketball writer Doug Smith
U.S. turns to Triano for help: Raptor assistant `logical choice' to join staff of American select team

Brazil head coach Aluisio "Lulu" Ferreira is confident of reaching the 2008 Olympic Games via the FIBA Americas Championship later this month. Brazil won their third consecutive Pan American gold medal in Rio de Janeiro last month, but now the Selecao are turning their focus to the FIBA tournament that gets under way on August 22 in Las Vegas. Brazil boss eyeing Olympic berth In a related story, The participation of Nene, Anderson Varejao and Rafael Araujo at the FIBA Americas Championship is still in doubt as the Brazilian Basketball Confederation (CBB) has yet to pay insurance to their respective NBA teams. Trio still doubtful for Americas Championship

One of the newest Raptors, Carlos Delfino, hopes the FIBA Americas Olympic qualifier will help propel his career with his newest NBA team Delfino in last-chance saloon Delfino got started quickly with 25 points and game MVP honours as Argentina defeated Uruguay in a recent friendly in preparation for the Olympic qualifier Argentina enjoy friendly win

FISU GAMES: The USA will be represented by Northern Iowa Panthers at the FISU World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand, from Aug. 7-18 Northern Iowa getting early start

CIS NEWS: 6'3" Alan Cattrysse will be joining the Windsor Lancers this coming season and the Chatham Daily News has a nice article on the two-sport star Cattrysse joins Lancers hoops team; two-sport star joins five other chatham products on squad

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