It was announced recently that the Toronto Raptors will not pick up Jay Triano's option ending his short career as a head coach with the Toronto Raptors.
The move was surprising as Colangelo had only great things to say about Triano during his press conference at the seasons end.
It was made clear that the Raptors' record should be not be attributed to Triano, and that Jay Triano "sacrificed" his ego for the sake of the team. In other words: Colangelo told him to lose, lose bad (to be in the best draft status possible).
Despite this, Colangelo given an extension himself felt it'd be better if the Raptors went forward with a new head coach. He was following a "gut feeling", and will look to bring in a big name coach to replace Jay.
Jay has developed a good relationship with the players, and will still be a part of the franchise. In order for this to really be a smart decision, Colangelo must bring in a good replacement.
Here are some coaches which Toronto will consider looking at.