Toronto Raptors’ deputy trainer Sergio Scariolo will get his second jump at head coach on Sunday night against the Chicago Bulls

The 59-year-old made his coaching debut against the Houston Rockets on Friday night after Nick Nurse and five assistant coaches were quarantined due to the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols

Toronto will also have to do without Pascal Siakam, who was banned from the team for health and safety reasons, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, he will reportedly miss the Raptors’ final three games before the All-Star break

It is unclear whether Siakam’s COVID-19 issues are related to the problems facing the coaching staff, Bobby Webster, general manager of Raptors, said the team hoped to get more information on Saturday and nothing was made available to the media

The Raptors are expected to play against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday and Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, and finalize their first-half schedule on Thursday against the Boston Celtics March at home against the Atlanta Hawks

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