Some surprising news on the Canada Basketball side. First reported by Woj and confirmed across the board, and here by Doug Smith, this represents a major change on the national side.
Fernandez is a highly regarded coach — and was in the running to also be the head coach of the Raptors, which would have a been a funny double-replacement of Nurse. But this can’t be what Canada Basketball was hoping for. Changing now will be hard with 2024 quickly approaching. It is worth noting that Michael Grange reported that Canada’s commitments remain intact.