Raptors Pascal Siakam Nick Nurse five assistant coaches out
The Raptors will be forced to battle the Rockets without their leading scorer and most of their coaching staff.
The team Paul O'Neill Jersey announced that forward Pascal Siakam will mi s Friday night's game because of the NBA's health and safety protocols. It was not immediately clear why Siakam was isolated from the club.
Toronto announced Brett Gardner Jersey Siakam's absenceafter it announced that head coach Nick Nurse and five a sistant coaches for the game against Houston because of the protocols. in which the health and safety protocols have kept a head coach and multiple staff members off the sideline.
As of Friday afternoon, the Raptors had not revealed any additional details regardingwho would serve as the head coach with Nurse out. It is also unclear whether the coaches tested positive Aroldis Chapman Jersey for COVID-19 or whether they were flagged for being in close contact to an infected person.They are expected to continueworking remotely.
General manager Bobby Webster was scheduled to speak with the media Friday night and provide an update beforethe Raptors-Rockets game,which is being held atAmalie Arena in Tampa, Sonny Gray Jersey Fla., Toronto's temporary homeamid the COVID-19 pandemic.
(UPDATE: The Raptors announced that a sistant Sergio Scariolo will coach the team. Scariolo is also the Spanish national team coach. Friday morning after returning to the U.S. from an overseas trip to coach Spain in Eurobasket qualifying.)
After losing eight of their first 10 games this season, the Raptors bounced back and have jumped all the way up to fifth place in the Eastern Wade Boggs Jersey Conference standings. They last played the 76ers on Wednesday, and they have four games remaining before the 2021 All-Star break.
Siakam leads the Raptors with 20.1 points per game, just ahead Lou Gehrig Jersey of Fred VanVleet's 20.0 per game.
This article has been update with Siakam also mi sing the game and Scariolo being named interim coach.