As head coach Jay Triano and starting point guard Cory Joseph will be sure to remind their teammates, in 2013 Canada was but a win away from guaranteeing themselves a spot at the 2014 World Cup and lost three-in-a-row to see it slip away. With a win over Mexico, Canada will secure their spot in the semis and a shot at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Head coach Jay Triano had been spreading the minutes out early on at the FIBA Americas, but in a sloppy game against Venezuela, he turned to the stabilizing influence of Toronto Raptors new point guard Cory Joseph. The 82-62 final score belies the fact Canada let their opponent get back to within 11 points in the fourth quarter.
It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise, but Team Canada head coach Jay Triano is unabashedly stealing sets from the San Antonio Spurs offense. It makes perfect sense. The Spurs offense has the look and feel of the international game and Team Canada’s starting point guard Cory Joseph has played with the Spurs for the last four years.
The Canadian Men's National Team has announced the 13 athletes, who will attend the Tuto Marchand Continental Cup exhibition tournament in Puerto Rico from August 23-26, ahead of the 2015 FIBA Americas Men’s Championship in Mexico City. “We’ve had an intense camp and we’re looking forward to transitioning into game play,” said Jay Triano, Head Coach. “Tuto Marchand will...
Jay Triano was head coach of the Toronto Raptors from 2009-11, but remains important to Canada's basketball program as the national team's head coach.He takes that ambassador role extremely seriously, and when he got wind of a family being fined for having a hoop set up in their driveway, Triano offered to pay the $250 fine that was associated with the so-called offense.From Lauren...
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 […]
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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