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Former Raps coach Jay Triano joins Trail Blazers staff

The Portland Trail Blazers have added former Raptors head coach Jay Triano, as well as David Vanterpool and Kim Hughes to their coaching staff on Friday.
Triano was head coach of the Toronto Raptors for three seasons before becoming the team's vice-president of pro scouting last season. (Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press)

Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts has announced three additions to his coaching staff with the hirings of Jay Triano, David Vanterpool and Kim Hughes.

Triano was head coach of the Toronto Raptors for three seasons before becoming the team's vice-president of pro scouting last season. He played in three Olympics with Canada's national team.

Vanterpool, has spent the past two seasons as a pro scout with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He played briefly for the Washington Wizards in the 2000-01 season going abroad to play and coach with CSKA Moscow.

Hughes served as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Clippers from 2003-10. He finished the final 33 games of the 2009-10 season as interim head coach. He has also worked for the Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks.

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