Sources: Carlesimo to join Triano's staff

Updated: May 31, 2010, 6:37 PM ET
By Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine

P.J. Carlesimo has an agreement in principle to join the Toronto Raptors as an assistant coach under Jay Triano, according to league sources.

Carlesimo last served as a head coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder but was replaced by Scott Brooks midway through the 2008-09 season.

Prior to that, Carlesimo served as an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs under Gregg Poppovich.

Carlesimo spent this season working for the Spurs as a color commentator on their radio broadcasts.

Carlesimo has compiled a 204-296 record as a head coach having helmed the Portland Trail Blazers (1994-97) and Golden State Warriors (1997-2000) before taking over the Seattle SuperSonics in 2007 before their move to Oklahoma City.

An official announcement is expected later this week.

Ric Bucher is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.

Ric Bucher

NBA Reporter, ESPN The Magazine Senior Writer

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