Raptors introduce Nick Nurse as their new head coach


    The Toronto Raptors formally unveiled Nick Nurse on Thursday as their new head coach.

    The previous Raptors’ assistant takes over from Dwane Casey, who was fired after Toronto was swept by Cleveland within the second spherical of the NBA playoffs.

    Toronto gained a club-record 59 video games final 12 months and completed atop the Jap Convention standings.

    Nurse, 50, turns into the ninth head coach in franchise historical past and spent the final 5 seasons as an assistant with the membership.

    Earlier than arriving in Toronto, Nurse spent six seasons within the NBA G League as head coach for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (2011-13) and the Iowa Vitality (2007-11).

    He posted a 183-117 (.610) regular-season file, which ranks second all-time in NBA G League historical past for many wins.




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