Scariolo could be the head coach of the Raptors in two weeks

Sergio Scariolo (1-4-1961, Brescia), current coach of the virtues and world champion (2019), double Olympic medalist (2012 and 2016) and four times European champion (2009, 2011, 2015 and 2022) as Spanish coach, he can be the head coach of the toronto raptors. for now, Scariolo has passed the first filter of interviews carried out by the Canadian leadership, with Maasai Ujiri, franchise vice president and team president; and Bobby Webstergeneral manager, at the helm.

Scariolo is on a final list along with two other technicians from whom the chosen one will come out. Warren LegarieScariolo’s agent for more than 30 years and an influential figure in the NBA environment, has direct contact with the raptors and their ‘inputs’ are optimistic. Scariolo he could become the NBA’s first ‘pure’ European head coach. In 2018, Igor Kokoskov trained the suns, but his career has been made in the United States, where he began working as a technician in Missouri when he was barely 28 years old. trainers like Mike D’Antony either David Blatt have had a long relationship with European basketball, but were born and raised in USA.

The dome of the raptors Satisfied, she left her lightning trip to Italy to meet with Scariolo. Deep down, they already know who they are talking to. Scariolo was one of the basic pieces, as an assistant to Nick Nursein the ring that franchise Toronto got for the first time in its history in 2019. You know what you can find. That is why they have put him among the three finalists.

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Nothing is known, however, about the other two finalists to access the position of head coach of the raptors and, obviously, there is a good list of unemployed technicians. Some of them have become coaches of the year: mike buldenhozer (2015 and 2019), Dwane Casey (2018), monty williams (2022), Doc Rivers (2000). In the universe abductor the name of Becky Hammondcurrent coach of the Las Vegas Aces and who was an assistant to Gregg Popovich in the spurs.

The Europeanized raptors They are, by far, the franchise most related to Spanish basketball in the history of the NBA. They have passed through there Jose Manuel Calderon (2005-13), Jorge Garbajosa (2006-08), serge ibaka (2017-20), Marc Gasol (2019-20) and Juancho Hernangomez (2022-23). Marc and Ibaka won the ring in 2019. So, Sergio Scariolo was the main assistant Nick Nurse. In fact, Scariolo He made his debut as NBA head coach at the end of February 2021. He did so after Nick Nursefive of his assistants and Cameroonian Paskal Siakam had to follow NBA security protocols due to the pandemic and could not be present at the game against Houston Rockets. Scariolo currently has a contract with virtues of bologna and he makes the position compatible, just as he did in his time in Toronto, with that of Spanish coach. The intention of Scariolo is to stay in the Selectionat least until Games of Paris in 2024.

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