Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Basketball Has Triano and Nash in Their Sights Following Olympics: Canada Basketball Has Triano, Nash in Sights

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Basketball Has Triano and Nash in Their Sights Following Olympics: Canada Basketball Has Triano, Nash in Sights

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TORONTO - Canada Basketball is looking to reload after the 2012 London Olympics, and have both Jay Triano and Steve Nash in their sights.

Triano could step back into his former role as Canada's men's head coach, while Nash, a two-time NBA MVP with the Phoenix Suns, is being tabbed for an executive director role.

Wayne Parrish, Canada Basketball's president and CEO, said he's spoken with Triano and Nash on numerous occasions, and has had his eye on the two playing key roles within the national organization.

"I've had a lot of conversations with a lot of different folks including Jay and including Steve, and obviously everything has to fit perfectly," Parrish said.

The men's team has been without a head coach since Leo Rautins resigned in September following the team's disappointing performance at the FIBA Americas Olympic qualifying tournament.

Parrish said, however, that there has been no rush to name a new coach as the team has no FIBA competition until world qualifying in the summer of 2013. …

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