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Triano Ousted as Toronto Raptors Coach, Will Stay as Consultant

June 1 (Bloomberg) -- Jay Triano won’t return as coach of the Toronto Raptors next season after the National Basketball Association team declined to exercise an option in his contract.

The search for a new coach, the eighth in franchise history, will begin immediately, the Raptors said in an e-mailed statement today. Triano will be retained as a special assistant to the president and general manager, the release said.

“After almost three full seasons of observation and evaluation, I believe that bringing in a new voice as head coach will accelerate the progress we are looking to make in the coming years,” Raptors General Manager Bryan Colangelo said in the statement.

Toronto never had a winning record under Triano. The Raptors followed a 40-42 mark in 2009-10 by registering the third-worst performance in the league this past season at 22-60. Triano took over on an interim basis on Dec. 3, 2008, following the dismissal of Sam Mitchell. Toronto finished 33-49 that season, with Triano leading the team to a 25-40 record.

Triano, 52, has spent nine seasons at the Raptors and leaves the post with an 87-142 record.

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To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at

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