The Raptors reportedly interviewed a pair of Spurs assistants to potentially fill their head coaching vacancy.
Toronto spoke with Ettore Messina and Ime Udoka this week, according to a report by ESPN. The Raptors have also met with three other candidates, the report says.
Messina has been with the Spurs since 2014. He served as a head coach internationally and won four EuroLeague titles prior to joining San Antonio’s staff. Messina also interviewed with the Hornets and Bucks this offseason, according to ESPN’s report.
Udoka played seven seasons in the NBA with the Lakers, Knicks, Trail Blazers, Kings and Spurs from 2003-11. He has been an assistant under Gregg Popovich in San Antonio for six seasons.
The Raptors fired former coach Dwane Casey in mid-May. He posted a 320-238 record and made five postseason appearances during his seven years with the Raptors. But Toronto has been swept out of the playoffs by the Cavaliers in back-to-back seasons.
Toronto has also interviewed former Casey assistants Nick Nurse and Rex Kalamian as well as current G-League coach Jerry Stackhouse, according to various reports.
- Report: Condoleezza Rice On Browns' Wish List To Interview For Head Coach
- Report: Michigan’s Beilein interviewed for Pistons’ head coaching job
- Michigan’s Beilein interviewed for Pistons’ head coaching job
- Report: Pistons focusing on Beilein, Casey for head coach
- Zach Smith's OSU Strip Club Pal was Tom Herman, Report Says
- Pistons coach revisits place where he started head coaching career
- Day After Winning Super Bowl With Patriots, Brian Flores Introduced As Dolphins Head Coach
- Josh McDaniels Says ‘Book Is Closed’ On Head Coaching Interviews
- Josh McDaniels Reportedly Turns Down Head Coaching Interview With Cincinnati Bengals
- Report: Former Michigan assistant Pep Hamilton lands first head coaching gig, in the XFL
- Report: UM staffer Ron Prince to become head coach at Howard
- Everything Bad? Yes, Report Says
- Trump reportedly says he wants to wipe German cars off U.S. streets
- Lamar Odom Says Juwan Howard Should Be Lakers Next Head Coach
- FCA working on a new inline-six engine, report says
- This Somali-American reporter says security targeted him at a Minneapolis courthouse during a trial of alleged ISIS supporters
- Patriots Reportedly Expecting To Lose Josh McDaniels, May Turn To Kliff Kingsbury At OC
- Ex-UCLA Star Says Bruins 'Need To Hope' For Earl Watson, Forget Calipari!
- Raptors Resort To The Old Hire-His-Buddy Trick To Woo Kawhi Leonard
- Black Coaches, Now What?
Pair of Spurs assistants interview for Raptors head coaching job, report says have 428 words, post on www.sportingnews.com at May 26, 2018. This is cached page on Europe Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.