Raptors fans back Jamaal Magloire for next head coach

Staff writer

Jamaal Magloire working with Kawhi Leonard

Jamaal Magloire has been a key member of the Toronto Raptors coaching staff for several years, playing an instrumental role in the development of some of the team’s key players. With the recent departure of head coach Nick Nurse, many fans are calling for Magloire to step up and take on the top job.

Magloire has a strong connection to Toronto, having grown up in the city, he played college basketball at the University of Kentucky before going on to a successful career in the NBA. He has been praised for his ability to connect with players and help them develop their skills, which has been a crucial factor in the team’s success over the past few years.

While Magloire has never been a head coach at the NBA level, he has served as an assistant coach for the Raptors 905, the Raptors’ G League affiliate, and has been a key part of the Raptors coaching staff since 2018. He also has experience playing under some of the NBA’s top coaches, including Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra during his time with the Miami Heat.

Magloire’s appointment as head coach would be a significant moment for the Raptors and the city of Toronto. He would be the first Canadian-born head coach in NBA history, and his appointment would be a meaningful representation of the city’s diverse population, particularly the Caribbean community.

Nick Nurse

Of course, there are some risks involved in promoting an assistant coach to the top job. Being a head coach requires a different set of skills than being an assistant coach, and Magloire would need to prove that he can handle the pressure and responsibility that comes with the role.

Overall, however, Magloire seems like a promising choice for the Raptors’ head coach position. He has the respect of the players and the coaching staff, and his deep connection to Toronto makes him a natural choice for the job.

While there are no guarantees in the NBA, Magloire’s appointment could be a turning point for the Raptors, and fans will be eagerly anticipating the start of the next season to see what he can accomplish.