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Jay Triano takes charge of Phoenix Suns

Canadian Jay Triano Head Coach NBA Phoenix Suns
Canadian Jay Triano Head Coach NBA Phoenix Suns

Jay Triano is back in the drivers seat as the Head Coach of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns basketball team.

The veteran coach and current Canadian Senior Men’s National Team bench boss was given the keys, on a interim basis, after Suns management team cut ties with former player turned coach Earl Watson, after just two seasons and lonesome 33-85 (.280%) win, loss ratio.

Triano is no stranger to the NBA, and finds himself in a similar position, having served on the Raptors bench as an Assistant Coach from 2002-03 he was later awarded to head coaching duties, taking over for Sam Mitchell from 2008-11, compiling a record of 88-102 (.383%) with Canada’s lone NBA team.

Now in his sixth season with the Suns, four as an assistant and last year as Associate Head Coach Triano adopts a young and talented roster that features future NBA All-Star Devin Booker as well as forwards Marquee Chris and rookie Josh Jackson.

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