From Toronto’s Eastern Commerce High school to the NBA.
Roy Rana head coach of Ryerson Rams has agreed to terms to join the Sacramento Kings as an assistant to newly hired head coach Luke Walton.
Rana took over the struggling Ryerson program back in 2009 coached the Rams for 9 seasons — compiling a career record of 220 wins – 107 losses for .673% winning percentage.
The Rams improved steadily under Rana’s guidance from 12W-19L rookie season to 31-7 record in his last campaign. He led Ryerson to six U Sports men’s basketball championships – earning silver medals in two of the last three appearances.
Prior to Ryerson, Rana led Toronto Eastern Commerce Saints to the Gold Standard of Canadian high school basketball putting together a 256-99 record in 9 years.
Widely considered amongst the best coaching minds in Canada, Rana has also been a staple on the Canadian national programs sidelines – as head coach of both the junior and senior men’s national teams.
He successfully led Canada to their only FIBA gold medal at 2017 U-19 World Championship beating out a USA team coached by Kentucky’s John Calipari.
With the addition of Rana to the Sacramento Kings staff — Canada now boasts four active NBA assistant coaches — Jay Triano – Portland Trail Blazers, Scott Morrison of the Boston Celtics and Nathan Mitchell – Charlotte Hornets.