The Toronto Raptors have promoted assistant coach Nick Nurse to head coach, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Toronto Raptors are hiring assistant Nick Nurse as the franchise's new head coach, league sources tell ESPN. Sides are working through details of contract now.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 12, 2018
Nurse replaces Dwane Casey, who won NBA Coach of the Year after leading Toronto to a franchise-record 59 wins last season but was fired after being swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the playoffs.
Nurse has been on Toronto's staff since 2013 serving as an assistant coach. Prior to that, he served as the head coach of the G-League's Iowa Energy and Rio Grande Valley Vipers.Back to the Toronto Raptors Newsfeed