September 1, 2014
TORONTO (AP) - Jay Triano has signed a three-year contract to coach the Toronto Raptors, dropping the interim tag after taking over the team during the season.
Triano was promoted Dec. 3 after Sam Mitchell's dismissal.
The Raptors went 25-40 under Triano but finished strong, going 9-4 in their final 13 games.
A native of Niagara Falls, Ontario, the 50-year-old Triano became the first Canadian-born and Canadian-trained coach in the NBA when he was hired in 2002 as an assistant to Lenny Wilkens.