Bill Bayno leaves Wolves coaching staff; joins Toronto
Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders told reporters Friday that assistant Bill Bayno has agreed to join the Toronto Raptors staff.
Bayno, 51, had worked under Rick Adelman since the Timberwolves’ head coach was hired in 2011. Bayno now joins Dwane Casey’s staff in Canada, where he’s expected to concentrate primarily on defense.
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The move means David Adelman, Adelman’s son, will be promoted from the role of player development coach to assistant coach. He’s set to coach Minnesota’s NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas this week and next week.
Before joining Adelman in Minneapolis, Bayno spent five years on the Portland Trail Blazers staff. He’s traveled to Africa each year since 2005 for the league’s Basketball Without Borders Initiative and carries a strong reputation for international scouting.
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