Raptors promote Brittni Donaldson to assistant coaching job


SHANGHAI, China — Turns out the addition of Fabulous Flournoy and Mark Tyndale to Nick Nurse’s coaching staff wasn’t quite the end of the changes alongside him on the Raptors’ bench.

Brittni Donaldson, a data analyst already on staff with the Raptors, will assume the old analytics coaching position held by Eric Khoury.

Khoury will join Jama Mahlalela with the G-League 905 Raptors this season.

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

She becomes the 10th female to join an NBA coaching staff.

Jon Goodwillie, whose primary role with the Raptors has been in the video room, will leave that behind and join Nurse’s staff on court as well.

“Couple of good promotions, especially for Goodwillie,” Nurse said.

Goodwillie handled the head coaching duties with the Raptors summer league team in Vegas and is here in China on Nurse’s staff with Team Canada.