Tuesday July 21 2009 – 1:08pm Eastern (Toronto, ON)
Up ’til 6am with my son today … which means I’m very late checking in on the blog. I went to bed at 6:30am and got up at Noon. It’s nice to not have a “regular” 9pm-5pm job I guess!
I’m back on the air with Jack Armstrong today – co-hosting “The Game Plan” between 2pm-4pm. And basketball junkies should be able to get their fix today.
Raptors head coach Jay Triano will join us at 2:20pm – live from Las Vegas.
Triano is getting set to get back on the floor with USA Basketball – heading up the National Team’s mini-camp program.
And Triano’s appearance on our show will coincide with the unveiling of Jarrett Jack as well. His press conference will be held at 2:30pm at the ACC. It will not be live on the FAN 590, however, Jack will join us on the radio at 3:40pm this afternoon.
The Indiana Pacers chose not to match Toronto’s 4-year offer to Jack.
With Jack now officially a Raptor, the next step(s) will likely be trying to secure deals with Carlos Delfino and Rasho Nesterovic. If those 2 moves DO happen, the Raps will then have 15 players under contract and – barring any deals in August or September – the roster will be essentially set for Training Camp in Ottawa in October.
PG – Jose Calderon, Jarrett Jack, Roko Ukic, Marcus Banks
SG – DeMar DeRozan, Antoine Wright, Carlos Delfino *, Quincy Douby
SF – Hedo Turkoglu, Devean George
PF – CHris Bosh, Reggie Evans
C – Andrea Bargnani, Rasho Nesterovic *, Patrick O’Bryant
On the air in less than an hour. Gotta fly folks.