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Raptors To Hire Nick Nurse As Head Coach

Raptors To Hire Nick Nurse As Head Coach
Published On: Tue, Jun 12
Nov 29, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey draws up a plan as he talks to guard DeMar DeRozan (10) and point guard Cory Joseph (6) as assistant coach Nick Nurse looks on against the Phoenix Suns at Air Canada Centre. The Suns beat the Raptors 107-102. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

TheA RaptorsA are hiring assistantA Nick NurseA as their new head coach, according to ESPNa€™s Adrian Wojnarowski, who reports (via Twitter) that the two sides are finalizing the details of a contract. The report comes on the heels of Marc Stein of The New York Times (Twitter link) writing of a a€œgrowing expectation in NBA coaching circlesa€ that Nurse would be Torontoa€™s pick.

A reportA earlier this weekA indicated that Torontoa€™s decision would likely come down to Nurse and Spurs assistantA Ettore Messina, who was meeting with the team for a second time about its head coaching vacancy. Nurse, a top assistant under former head coachA Dwane Casey, had beenA considered a frontrunnerA throughout the process.

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