Assistant Nick Nurse named Raptors' head coach to replace Dwane Casey: report

Nick Nurse is in the midst of finalizing his new gig with the Raptors, as the two sides are still working through contractual details.

Brittany King

It appears that the Toronto Raptors are hiring assistant Nick Nurse to become the franchise's new head coach, according to ESPN.


The outlet claims that Nurse is in the midst of finalizing his contract terms with the Raptors, but has already met with president Masai Ujiri and general manager Bobby Webster on Tuesday morning to accept the gig.

[On getting a coaching job] I remembered calling my high school and college coaches right away. I also went and got a whole bunch of videos and books and just started making practice plans.

Nurse replaces Dwane Casey, who was just hired as the Detroit Pistons' head coach Monday. The 50-year-old worked under Casey for the past five seasons. 


Nurse is no stranger to the leading role as he was head-coaching for six seasons in the NBA G League, where he won two championships and a coach of the year award.