Rams basketball coach gets a shot with the NBA

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By Michael Grace-Dacosta

Ryerson men’s basketball head coach Roy Rana is taking his talents to Sin City to join the NBA’s Utah Jazz as a guest coach during the NBA Summer League.

The NBA Summer League is a 10-day competition in which the latest group of draftees get their first taste of life in the NBA and gives fringe players a chance to make an NBA roster.

“I am grateful for the amazing opportunity General Manager Dennis Lindsay and the Utah Jazz organization are providing me with,” says Rana in a press release. “It will be a fantastic opportunity to learn at the highest level with a coach in Quin Snyder who has experienced success at every level of the collegiate and professional game.”

This is only the latest event in Rana’s hectic summer. Rana led the Canadian Junior Men’s National Team to a silver medal at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  The podium finish also qualified the Canadian squad for next year’s FIBA U19 World Championship in Crete, Greece.

Once Summer League is over, Rana will return to the north to prepare the Rams for the upcoming season. The Rams will host the CIS Final 8 men’s basketball championship at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, March 12-15, 2015.

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