Toronto Raptors promote Brittni Donaldson to assistant coach

Brittni Donaldson

It seems so long ago that the Toronto Raptors made history by winning their first NBA championship. 

Well, the team is making a bit of history again, with a woman joining their coaching staff.

The team's current data anaylst, Brittni Donaldson is being promoted to assistant coach. 

The Iowa native and graduate of the University of Northern Iowa (2011 - 2015), where she was a star basketball player, will join head coach Nick Nurse's staff for the upcoming season, taking over the analytics coaching position previously held by Eric Khoury, who'll join the G-League 905 Raptors.

Donaldson first joined the Raptors in 2017 as part of GM Masai Ujiri's data team.

She is now the NBA's 10th female assistant coach.

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