Saturday, 23 June, 2018

Toronto Raptors to promote assistant Nick Nurse to head coach

Nick nurse raptors Raptors assistant Nurse promoted to head coach
Cary Erickson | 13 June, 2018, 16:35

The short version of that: Hiring internally is unsexy, but most signals point to Nurse being a legitimately good candidate as an National Basketball Association head coach.

Toronto has made a decision to promote Dwane Casey's old assistant, and will hire Nick Nurse as the team's ninth head coach in franchise history according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. ESPN first reported the hiring. In the NBA's G-League, Nurse won two championships with two different teams and also took home coach of the year honours in 2010-11 with the Iowa Energy. Casey, who had led the Raptors to three consecutive 50-win seasons, was named coach of the Detroit Pistons on Monday.

But the team was again bounced from the playoffs by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Casey was let go shortly after. He joined the Raptors organization in 2013 and has served as an assistant on the staff alongside Dwane Casey since then.

Toronto's roster remains well stocked, including All-Stars DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry.

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The terms of the deal were not announced yet.

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"I've learned a lot about preparation from him, the seriousness of attention to detail", Nurse told Canada's Sportsnet in February. Nevermind that Casey is a legitimate contender for Coach of the Year-General Manager Masai Ujiri felt the team needed a new leader.