Click at the video participant above at 2:30 p.m. ET because the Toronto Raptors are anticipated to introduce Nick Nurse as its new head coach.
Nurse’s hiring comes a month after the Raptors fired Dwane Casey after Toronto was once swept out of the second one spherical of this 12 months’s playoffs by way of Cleveland. Raptors president Masai Ujiri had reportedly narrowed his seek all the way down to Nurse and San Antonio assistant coach Ettore Messina. Mike Budenholzer, former head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, was once additionally observed as an early front-runner prior to being employed by way of Milwaukee.
Nurse’s promotion suggests some continuity in taste coming off a franchise-best 59-win season and the crew’s first No. 1 seed. Nurse has been credited with the Raptors’ main offensive makeover that noticed them bounce to 3rd within the league offensively general, and from 22nd to 3rd in three-pointers.
The Raptors’ resolution comes simply 3 days after Casey was once employed by way of the Detroit Pistons as their new coach.