Ever since taking up as the pinnacle coach of the Toronto Raptors, Nick Nurse has achieved an admirable job of guiding the NBA’s solely workforce stationed in Canada.
There have been rumors that he could transfer on on the conclusion of this season, and he mentioned he’ll take his time earlier than deciding what is going to come subsequent for him.
Nick Nurse is locked in on the Raptors’ playoff chase, however may he be on the transfer this summer season? 👀
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 1, 2023
Nurse is among the few NBA head coaches who by no means performed within the league, which makes his teaching resume all of the extra spectacular.
He was an assistant coach in Toronto for 5 seasons underneath Dwane Casey earlier than getting the pinnacle teaching job for the 2018-19 marketing campaign.
After years of modest playoff success, the workforce took a giant swing in the summertime of 2018 by buying and selling for proficient however enigmatic famous person ahead Kawhi Leonard, and with Nurse’s assist, he led the Raptors to the world championship over the Golden State Warriors.
Leonard left in free company weeks after profitable the title, however the Raptors have remained aggressive.
Nurse has gotten tons out of a roster that has seen some modifications since, however he has additionally had the good thing about mainstays resembling Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby.
After 2019, Toronto has made the playoffs twice in three seasons, and this yr has a shot on the postseason as soon as once more, as they at present sit in ninth place within the Jap Convention with a 38-38 file.
With Siakam, Anunoby, and the rising Scottie Barnes, the workforce may have a brilliant future if it by some means lures a big-time star.