Raptors add Finch, Mahlalela to coaching staff

Field Level Media

December 04, 2020 at 3:37 pm.

Chris Finch and Jama Mahlalela joined Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse’s staff Friday as assistant coaches.

Finch spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach with the New Orleans Pelicans, including last season as associate head coach. He was an assistant with the Denver Nuggets (2016-17) and Houston Rockets (2011-16) before joining the Pelicans.

Mahlalela coached Raptors 905 in the NBA G League the past two seasons, compiling a 51-42 record. He was an assistant with Toronto for five seasons (2014-18) before coaching the franchise’s G League team.

In a corresponding move, the team announced that Patrick Mutombo will replace Mahlalela as the head coach for Raptors 905. Brittni Donaldson and John Bennett will join Mutombo’s staff.