Team Canada looked like they had never been in a really big game before and Brazil just did what they had been doing all tournament, so it was Pan Am Silver for the team that had never won a medal at this tournament. Brazil has now taken home Gold in four of the past five events. "I think we grew up throughout the tournament and throughout this game," Team Canada head coach Jay Triano said.
This game was never in doubt after the first quarter. Team Canada shot 55 percent from the field versus 42 percent for the Dominican Republic. Head coach Jay Triano has to be very happy after this game that Brady Heslip (24 points) left NBA Summer League just in time to become a last minute addition to Team Canada.
San Antonio Spurs guard Cory Joseph and the Canadian National team have begun an 11-game journey in Europe, as they will play exhibition matches against several countries. Canada head coach Jay Triano aims for his team to gain some experience in those matches. From durhamregion.com: “We need to give these athletes international experience together as […]
Playing for Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team can do more for a young Canadian basketball player than just boost his national pride, there are professional jobs to be won as a result of playing for one’s Country. “If it opens up opportunities for our players to keep playing and become employed as basketball players then it’s a great trip,” Head Coach Jay Triano.
Team Canada is enjoying an overabundance of young exceptional basketball talent for the first time in its history and this presents a challenge for Head Coach Jay Triano and his staff. Most of the Senior Men's National Team roster expected to compete next summer at the FIBA Americas tournament to fight for a coveted spot at the Olympics has little or no high level international...
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