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Win or lose, Toronto Raptors assistant coach Phil Handy is Golden State Warriors’ silver lining

The assistant coach hails from Oakland

Toronto Raptors assistant coach Phil Handy is the silver lining for Oakland, California, win or lose. Handy, who developed a reputation as one of the best skill development coaches in the NBA, grew up in Oakland. He went undrafted in 1995 and had a brief stint with the Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trail Blazers. Now as a Raptors assistant coach, making his fifth straight Finals appearance, Handy takes The Undefeated’s senior NBA writer Marc Spears down memory lane in his hometown.