Toronto Raptors to hire Nick Nurse as head coach

Toronto Raptors to hire Nick Nurse as head coach

Nurse succeeds Dwane Casey, who raised expectations even higher than he could meet and got hired.

Former Northern Iowa basketball player Nick Nurse is going to be the new head coach of the NBA's Toronto Raptors, according to ESPN's Adrain Wojnarowski.

Earlier this week there were reports that Ujiri & Co. had narrowed their list down to two candidates: San Antonio Spurs assistant Ettore Messina, and Nurse.

In charge of the Raptors' offence, Nurse played a pivotal role in successfully reinventing the way the team played last season.


The 50-year-old Nurse is known for his offensive skills as a coach, winning the D-League championship in 2010-11 and 2012-13 before joining the Raptors. Toronto also took the third-most threes in the league, up from 22nd place two seasons ago.

The short version of that: Hiring internally is unsexy, but most signals point to Nurse being a legitimately good candidate as an National Basketball Association head coach.

Casey was sacked last month and was hired by the Detroit Pistons on Monday.

Ujiri called the decision to fire Casey "difficult but necessary" following the Raptors' loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round, the third time in as many years they've been eliminated at the hands of LeBron James and the Cavs. He is the school's all-time 3-point percentage leader with.468 (170 of 363). "I know where we started".

Related News:

  • In Fallout 76, nukes are your play thing

    In Fallout 76, nukes are your play thing

    For those who are fans of " Fallout 4 ", the world of " Fallout 76 " will be four times the size of the most recent game entry. And it was reported that " Fallout 4 " was also the largest online streaming game surpassing "Grand Theft Auto 5".
    Fast facts on Trump's clash with allies over trade

    Fast facts on Trump's clash with allies over trade

    Such statements are not objectively true or false, but they appear to be what triggered Trump's outburst. Ries says that strong stance could help more Americans realize they don't want a trade war with Canada.
    Fox News anchor called Donald Trump 'dictator' before Kim meeting

    Fox News anchor called Donald Trump 'dictator' before Kim meeting

    She corrected herself later in the broadcast, saying: 'As you know on live TV sometimes you don't always say things perfectly. Jimmy Kimmel said President Donald Trump seems to be getting his diplomacy all backward.
  • UK may link extradition of Nirav Modi, Mallya with illegal migrant pact

    UK may link extradition of Nirav Modi, Mallya with illegal migrant pact

    Stars such as Kate Winslet, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Naomi Watts, have been seen wearing his products. Modi is also accused of defrauding The Bank of India (BoI).

    Kim Jong Un commits to ‘complete denuclearization’ after meeting with Trump

    Trump described the exercises as "very provocative " and said Pyongyang "very much appreciated" seeing the exercises end. USA forces in South Korea were also apparently clueless as to the decision to suspend the military exercises.
    Domino's Pizza Unveils U.S. Infrastructure Project Filling Potholes

    Domino's Pizza Unveils U.S. Infrastructure Project Filling Potholes

    Finally Domino's Pizza Inc.is addressing a major concern of drivers who hit potholes: pizza jostling. It brands the fixed potholes with a Domino's logo and the tagline "Oh yes we did".
  • Deontay Wilder agrees to fight Anthony Joshua in world heavyweight unification fight

    Deontay Wilder agrees to fight Anthony Joshua in world heavyweight unification fight

    Hearn did not respond to text messages from ESPN seeking comment, but it was late at night in England at the time. We've got to speak to them about what date suits them. "Deontay wants this fight".
    Trump's vow to end military drills with Seoul stuns a region

    Trump's vow to end military drills with Seoul stuns a region

    The Pentagon was not immediately able to flesh out Trump's remarks about suspending drills, a move the USA military has long resisted.
    Washington opens de facto embassy in Taiwan, angering China

    Washington opens de facto embassy in Taiwan, angering China

    The completion of the new AIT offices - built over nine years at a cost of $250 million - comes amid closer US-Taiwan ties. AIT's Taipei office has almost 500 American and local employees, while its Kaohsiung branch has more than 30 staff.
  • Microsoft Xbox E3 2018 press conference in 16 minutes

    Microsoft Xbox E3 2018 press conference in 16 minutes

    We look forward to spending more time drifting through the seasons when Horizon 4 hits shelves (and Xbox Game Pass ) on October 2. We are dedicated to perfecting your experience everywhere you want to play - your Xbox , your PC and your phone.
    Olamide, Phyno release Super Eagles World Cup tune

    Olamide, Phyno release Super Eagles World Cup tune

    Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr has stated that all his players are fit ahead of their 2018 World Cup opener against Croatia on Saturday.

    Fallout 76 - Official E3 Trailer

    The announcement generated massive buzz after being revealed Sunday at Microsoft's Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 2018 . You will be able to join your friends whenever you want, and all of your progression will go along with you.


Most liked

Two Vulnerable Senate Incumbents at Center of Tuesday Primaries
But the 10 also heavily favored Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, voting for the Democrat by almost 10 points. Bruce Poliquin will attempt to defend his seat against the victor of a three-person Democratic primary featuring state Rep.

Austin Dillon wins rain-shortened race in MI
The preceding Xfinity Series qualifying session was also canceled after a rain delay. "It was uncharacteristic for him". As Stewart-Haas Racing had a one-two-three finish in the race, for the first time ever.

Priyanka Chopra arm in arm with Nick Jonas
They first came together when they posed for photos on the red carpet together in Ralph Lauren designs at the 2017 Met Gala. According to the sources, Jonas also introduced Chopra to his older brother Kevin and his wife Danielle.

Spain boss Lopetegui to take Real reins after World Cup
He previously had a spell as manager of Porto , as well as with the Spanish national youth team set-up and at Real's B team. In May, he signed a two-year extension to remain as Spain coach until 2020 but the call of Madrid has proved stronger.

Canada's FM slams U S attacks on trade, diplomacy
Trump's behavior at the G-7 summit was criticized by both Republican and Democratic lawmakers as being antagonistic of US allies. "And I see the television, and he's giving a news conference about how he will not be pushed around by the United States".

Real Madrid in for £150 million rated Manchester United target
Fellaini's height and physicality are his biggest strengths, and United boss Jose Mourinho values such qualities in his players. The Lazio star is attracting interest from a number of European heavyweights after an impressive season in Serie A.

Dennis Rodman Tears Up While Discussing Trump's Meeting with Kim Jong
In 2014, Mr Trump tweeted dismissively about the possibility that he and Rodman would someday travel to North Korea together . Rodman sang "Happy Birthday" at the time to Kim and seemed unaware of that nation's very bad human rights record.

Gareth Southgate hopeful England's play will bridge gap to the fans
We've counted down the weeks and now only days remain before England take to the field at the 2018 World Cup . England begin their Group G campaign against Tunisia on Monday, before matches against Panama and Belgium .

United Airlines flight turns back to Ireland over 'security concern'
The message referred to a bomb on the plane, a source with knowledge of the investigation told Reuters. The airline said on Twitter that the flight was now cancelled and would depart for Chicago on Tuesday.

Internet Reacts to Square Enix E3 Presentation
Then, it transformed into a video game scene, revealing that you're actually playing as a deaf character. Kingdom Hearts III has been all over E3 2018 , and it's shown up once more for Sony's press conference.

ICC overturns conviction of Congo warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba
He is responsible for not taking action against the crimes committed by his militia men. ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda described the ruling as "regrettable and troubling".

Wilder 'agrees' to unification fight with Joshua in UK
Joshua, 28, won his first world title in 2016 and has made five defenses, taking his record to 21-0 with 20 knockouts. The report said the offer set out a two-fight deal with a rematch to take place in the United States next year.

Severe weather possible Monday and Tuesday
We will not be completely rain free, but more of us than not should be able to get out and get some outdoor chores taken care of. The heat and humidity continue as afternoon high temperatures reach the low 90s and heat indices in the mid to upper 90s.

Rafael Nadal unsure if he will defend French Open title in 2019
He was introduced to the sport by his uncle Toni Nadal , who remains his coach till date . "But in the end, it was not too hard ". Despite all, he returned and wrapped up the final with 6-2 win in the third set. "I just missed some close balls, " he said.

Ariana Grande Is Engaged to Pete Davidson! | Ariana Grande, Engaged, Pete Davidson
The couple only began dating in mid-May following Grande's breakup from longtime boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller . Pete Davidson joined the cast of SNL aged 20, making him one of the youngest actors ever to be on the show.