Jay Triano to Coach Canada Basketball?
It was only a matter of time before Jay Triano would assume a role that suited him perfectly, a matter of circumstance permitting the native of Niagara Falls, Ont., to rejoin Canada Basketball.
The time is not now, but it will soon arrive, likely once this summer’s Olympics are put to bed, for Triano to lead what many believe is the golden age of Canadian hoops, when so much homegrown talent is either playing in the NBA or is knocking on its doors.
The buzz among basketball’s circles, at least in Canada, is that Triano will succeed Leo Rautins as national team head coach.
It should be clearly pointed out that nothing is official, but unofficially all signs are pointing to Triano leading a new wave of talent that features Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph with a pool of talent so deep that it would be foolish to start naming all the names playing in U.S. prep schools or at big-time NCAA programs.