NBA, Toronto picks Rajakovic: Scariolo compliments

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Serbian was Jenkins’ first assistant at Grizzlies

The choice has been made. The Toronto Raptors have decided to hand the bench to Rajakovic, a veteran of Jenkins’ stint as first assistant at the Memphis Grizzlies. A peculiar choice, considering that also in the running for the bench of the Canadian franchise was current Virtus Bologna coach Scariolo.

Scariolo himself, upon learning of the Raptors’ decision to rely on the 44-year-old Serbian coach, issued a brief but important statement, “Great choice, and it’s always nice to see a coach get a chance to work as a head coach in the NBA. Thanks from the heart to the Raptors: receiving consideration from what has been my team meant a lot to me,” his words via Twitter.

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