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Sacramento taps in Jay Triano for assistant coaching gig

The Sacramento Kings are continuing to pile up some reliable minds in their brand new coaching slate.

League insider Marc Stein reported on Friday that the Kings have officially hired Jay Triano as an assistant under their latest coaching leadership in courtesy of Mike Brown.

Triano will join Denver Nuggets assistant Jordi Fernandez and Sac-town basketball’s beloved figure Doug Christie in aiding Brown from the sidelines, who was hired by the franchise as their newest head coach earlier this month.

After four seasons serving for ex-coach James Borrego in the Charlotte Hornets, Triano will now take his talent and experience to Central California. The 63-year-old mentor started his coaching career in the late 80s and has been a frequent face as an assistant. 

Throughout 20 years being on the NBA field, he also had stints with the Toronto Raptors, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Phoenix Suns. Triano became the first Canadian-born head coach upon being placed by the Raptors as their interim lead strategist for the 2008-2009 season.

Moreover, he had two separate occasions handling the drawing board of the Canadian basketball team.

Triano is set to join the Kings who are eyeing to put an end to their 16-year postseason drought – the longest in the association’s history.

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