Since becoming head coach of the Toronto Raptors, Nick Nurse has done an admirable job guiding the only NBA team stationed in Canada.
There have been rumors that he could move on at the end of this season, and he said he will take his time before deciding what comes next for him.
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Nurse is one of the few NBA head coaches who has never played in the league, which makes his resume all the more impressive.
He was an assistant coach at Toronto for five seasons under Dwane Casey before getting the head coaching job for the 2018-19 campaign.
After years of modest playoff success, the team took a big turn in the summer of 2018 when they traded for talented but enigmatic superstar forward Kawhi Leonard, and with Nurse’s help, he led the Raptors to the world championship against the Golden State Warriors.
Leonard left for free agency weeks after winning the title, but the Raptors remained competitive.
Nurse has benefited a lot from a roster that has seen some changes since, but he has also benefited from stalwarts such as Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby.
After 2019, Toronto made the playoffs twice in three seasons, and this year has a chance to make the playoffs again, as they currently sit ninth in the Eastern Conference with a 38-38 record. .
With Siakam, Anunoby and the Scottie Barnes emerging, the team could have a bright future if they somehow attract a big star.
The Raptors coach is involved in a big offseason rumor