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Raptors promote assistant coach Nick Nurse to replace Casey

Toronto Raptors to promote assistant Nick Nurse to head coach Raptors assistant Nurse promoted to head coach
Cary Erickson | 13 June, 2018, 05:43

Nurse replaces Dwane Casey, who was sacked shortly after the Raptors were swept in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Nevermind that Casey is a legitimate contender for Coach of the Year-General Manager Masai Ujiri felt the team needed a new leader.

Nurse, who is from Iowa and attended the University of Northern Iowa, also coached in the D-League, winning championships in 2011 with the Iowa Energy and in 2013 with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

Toronto is now the only National Basketball Association franchise without a head coach.

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Nurse coached in Europe for 11 years starting in 1996.

Nurse helped revamp the Raptors' offense, diversifying it with the goal of more playoff success.

Toronto Raptors assistant coach Nick Nurse gestures during a game against the Detroit Pistons on February 29, 2016.

Casey was named head coach of the Detroit Pistons, replacing Stan Van Gundy, on Monday.