The Toronto Raptors signed head coach Nick Nurse to a multi-year contract extension. Nurse was named NBA coach of the year last season, his second year as the club's head coach. The Raptors finished 53-19 during the regular season, posting the second-best record in the league despite losing superstar Kawhi Leonard to the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency after Toronto's run for the title last year. Toronto reached the Eastern Conference semifinals for the fifth year in a row before losing to the Boston Celtics in the seventh game last week. Nurse, a former assistant coach for the Raptors for five seasons, is 111-43 in two seasons as head coach.