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Sacramento Kings

Report: Sacramento Kings add Indo-Canadian coach Roy Rana to Luke Walton's coaching staff

Roy Rana (right)
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The Sacramento Kings have added Ryerson Rams basketball coach Roy Rana to head coach Luke Walton's coaching staff, reports Sam Amick of The Athletic.

Rana, son to Indian-born parents, has been the coach at Toronto's Ryerson University since 2009.

The 50-year old coach has plenty of notable coaching experience to show for on his resume.

His most notable achievement came in 2017, when he led the Canadian U-19 squad, that included 2019 Draft sensation RJ Barrett, to a gold medal at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup.

This gold medal at a world championship event was the first in Canadian men's basketball history at any age group.

Rana's connections with the Canadian men's basketball team date back to 2009. Since then, he has coached the national team to three bronze and two silver medals across multiple junior level tournaments.

He was also selected as one of the three head coaches that led the Canadian national team through the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers.

Aside from the national duties, he has served as the head coach of the World Select Team at the Nike Hoop Summit every year since 2011, leading them to a 4-4 record.

Rana has also featured as a guest coach in the NBA Summer League twice - in 2014 for the Utah Jazz and in 2015 for the San Antonio Spurs.

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