The Canadian Men’s National Team coaching staff has been released for the FIBA Americas Championship, a 2016 Rio Olympic qualifying tournament that will take place in Mexico City at the beginning of September.
In order to compliment the vastly talented roster, team Canada has chosen to boost its Men’s National Team coaching staff, most notably with two NBA assistant coaches.
Returning to the staff will be head coach Jay Triano, and assistant coach Dave Smart, who is fresh of his fifth straight CIS championship as head coach at Carleton University.
The new faces will include David Vanterpool and Jim Boylen,
Vanterpool, along with Triano, is an assistant for the Portland Trailblazers, and has a bulk of international coaching experience.
Boylen, a San Antonio Spurs assistant coach, is a three-time NBA champion winning twice with Houston in 1994 and 1995, and once with San Antonio in 2014.
As the talent on the bench has been determined, the next and final release will be the official team Canada roster.
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