This just in
This is hitting the ground running out here today:
Just got word that'll be officially released in a bit but the Raptors have added Marc Iavaroni to their coaching staff for this year and will bring back Alex English.
Surprised? Hardly. But glad it's done.
No details, yet, on whether they'll come to some arrangement with Alvin Williams -- that's still being worked on -- but now at least Jay Triano has half of his staff officially in place.
Will get to this more in-depth in the regular blog, which I'll get to as soon as I wipe the sleep out of my eyes and find a coffee, but it's a good move, in the opinion here.
Iavaroni brings some experience and intensity to the staff, English was well-respected by the players and his co-workers and, most important, Jay feels comfortable working with both of them.
It does mean Mike Evans is gone, and that's too bad because he's a really good guy, and they still have to finalize things with Micah Nori and Eric Hughes, which I presume they will.
Anyway, had to get this up quickly.
Now I have to go do the regular morning stuff. Be back soon.