Raps staff's focus: player development
July, 26, 2013
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN Insider
The Toronto Raptors decided to keep Dwane Casey on as their head coach, but they made some significant changes to Casey's staff this week by adding assistant coaches Bill Bayno and Jesse Mermuys, according to Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun. Bayno is expected to focus on the Raptors' defense, though he, Mermuys (who was director of player development with the Houston Rockets) and Jama Mahlalela (who was director of player development with the Raps before moving to the bench this summer), were desired due to their ability to work with young players.