Sergio Scariolo Raptors
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Toronto Raptors assistant coach Sergio Scariolo is leaving the team to become the new head coach of Virtus Bologna in Italy, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.

Virtus Bologna decided to part ways with former coach Sasha Djordjevic.

Scariolo has been an assistant with the Raptors since 2018 and won a championship with the team in 2019.

He will become the third top Raptors assistant to leave the team joining Nate Bjorkgren (Indiana Pacers) and Chris Finch (Minnesota Timberwolves).

Scariolo was the acting head coach for a game this season on Feb. 26 when Nick Nurse and several other assistants were in the NBA’s health and safety protocols.

The 60-year-old coach also serves as the head coach of the Spanish Men’s National Team, which he led to a Gold medal at the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

Spain will also be looking to medal again at the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer.