Andrew Wiggins led Canada past Argentina 85-80 in the opener of the Tuto Marchand Continental Cup. “That was a very good first game for us. Argentina is a good basketball team, they stayed right with us,” said Head Coach Jay Triano. “For a lot of our players, it’s the first time on the senior national team and we’ve got a lot of work ahead of us.”
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...
Canada Basketball's Senior Men's National Team (SMNT) opened training camp in Toronto for the 2015 FIBA Americas tournament that starts later this month in Mexico led by their young veteran point guard from the Toronto Raptors Cory Joseph. While not every player Head Coach Jay Triano would like to be there is available, this will be the best SMNT ever assembled.
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.
Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson notched yet another Pam Am Games double-double as Canada concluded Pool B play 3-0 following a comfortable 96-76 victory over Mexico. Canada didn’t need to win this contest – having locked up a semifinals spot – so coach Jay Triano only played Nicholson 18 minutes. Still, Andrew racking up an 11-point, 10-rebound double-double is respectable...
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.
It’s that time of the year, international play! Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson is seeking to have a lengthy summer playing for the Canadian national team. The 25-year-old has made coach Jay Triano’s final 12-man roster for the Pan Am Games, that is being hosted in Canada. The goal is certainly to win a medal. There wasn’t much doubt about the Mississauga, Ontario native...
Minnesota Timberwolves Anthony Bennett is in Toronto preparing for the Pan Am games with Team Canada and Head Coach Jay Triano suggested this 240 lb 6’8 forward isn’t a three, he’s planning to use him at center in certain lineups.
It seems Paul George is not the only one to suffer an injury preparing for international games. While of course menial in severity compared to George's horrific misfortune, Olynyk reportedly suffered a wrist injury.The report comes from a fan watching Team Canada:Hi @CelticsLife from Seville. Kelly Olynyk is out today from Canada Team. Jay Triano confirm wrist damage. He's going...
The Canadian senior national basketball team defeated Georgia (the country, not the state) 83-66 on the final day of the Pokal Adecco exhibition tournament in Slovenia. Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson ended up coming off the bench as Head Coach Jay Triano preferred to go with Kelly Olynyk and Dwight Powell in the frontcourt. That didn’t prevent ‘Drew from having his...
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 […]
Lakers News: Robert Sacre named to Canadian national team roster, will play 11 games in Europe this summer
While Robert Sacre may not have competed in the Las Vegas Summer League this year, it looks like he’ll be gaining some more experience and getting in some playing time with the Canadian national team over the next couple of weeks. According to the official Canada basketball website, Sacre is one of five NBA players (Kelly Olynyk, Andrew Nicholson, Cory Joseph, Dwight Powell) to...
The Canadian national basketball team began their 11-game exhibition tour of Europe today as they fell to Slovenia 92-80. The game was played in Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia. Andrew Nicholson did not start the contest. Instead, Coach Jay Triano decided to have the 24-year-old come off the bench and play at center. Andrew tallied 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting and was 4-of-6 from the...
Orlando Magic big man Andrew Nicholson will indeed play for the Canadian senior national basketball team this summer. Even though Canada didn’t qualify for the 2014 FIBA World Cup which begins August 30th in Spain, Canada Head Coach Jay Triano still wants to go on an 11-game, 20-day European road trip to prepare for the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship which will also help determine...
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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