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Raptors promoting assistant Nick Nurse to head coach

Toronto Raptors to promote assistant Nick Nurse to head coach Raptors assistant Nurse promoted to head coach
Sidney Guerrero | 13 June, 2018, 05:41

Nick Nurse, head coach of the Iowa Energy, thanks the fans following the team's game against the Tulsa 66ers at the Wells Fargo Arena on April 18, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Toronto has chose to promote Dwane Casey's old assistant, and will hire Nick Nurse as the team's ninth head coach in franchise history according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Before that he spent a decade coaching in Europe, include a stint in the British Basketball League and also coached in the G-League, where he won two championships.

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Toronto fired Dwane Casey on May 11 after the team was swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference semifinal.

A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Nurse was 23 when he became head coach of Grand View College, making him the youngest college basketball coach in the U.S. The Pistons lured Casey with a five-year deal that was announced Monday. So, their final two candidates were current assistant coach Nick Nurse and Spurs assistant Ettore Messina. Nurse will be judged on his ability to guide Toronto deeper into the postseason before its core passes its prime.

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