Report: Triano to join Borrego’s staff with Hornets

Jay Triano is headed to Charlotte as an assistant coach, according Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Former Phoenix Suns interim coach Jay Triano has agreed to become James Borrego’s top assistant coach with the Charlotte Hornets, according to a report.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN first reported Triano, who was under consideration to become the permanent head coach in Phoenix before the job went to former Utah Jazz assistant coach Igor Kokoskov, is headed to the Hornets. The Suns went 21-58 after Triano replaced the fired Earl Watson.

Triano, 59, has previous head-coaching experience with the Toronto Raptors from 2008-2011, posting a record of 87-142 (.380).

Him joining Charlotte continues the team’s organizational makeover. Former Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak is the team’s new GM and Borrego replaces former head coach Steve Clifford, who was fired at the conclusion of the regular season.