Friday, November 27

Nick Nurse

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Raptors coach Nick Nurse signed multi-year extension – The Canadian News

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.
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Toronto Raptors’ Nick Nurse named finalist for NBA Coach of the Year award – The Canadian News

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse is a finalist for the NBA Coach of the Year award. Nurse, in his second year on the job, led the Raptors to a 46-18 record before the 2019-20 season was suspended on March 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Raptors held the same record after 64 games in their 2018-19 championship season, but Toronto matching that feat was impressive given that superstar Kawhi Leonard left for the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency and the Raptors played through several injuries of key players in this Campaign. Mike Budenholzer of Milwaukee and Billy Donovan of Oklahoma City are the other finalists. Voting on the NBA awards has already been conducted by a global panel of sports journalists and broadcasters. The NBA has not set specific dates when the w...