Wojnarowski: Raptors promoting assistant Nick Nurse as new head coach
The Toronto Raptors are reportedly hiring assistant Nick Nurse as the franchise's new head coach according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Nurse will be promoted to head coach after serving as an assistant under Dwane Casey. Nurse spent six seasons in the G League as a head coach, and before that he coached for 12 years in Europe, mostly in the British Basketball League. It's a somewhat surprising hire for the Raptors after they were the number one overall seed in the East, and swept by the Cavaliers in the second round.
The Raptors ranked second overall in numberFire's team power rankings with a 70.7 nERD in 2017-18. This was second only to the Golden State Warriors' nERD of 72.2.
- Deandre Ayton (ankle) available on Saturday for Phoenix October 20th, 2018
- Jonathon Simmons (personal) out on Saturday for Orlando October 20th, 2018
- Celtics' Gordon Hayward (rest) will not play on Saturday October 20th, 2018
- Boston's Aron Baynes starting in Saturday's lineup October 20th, 2018
- Grizzlies' JaMychal Green (jaw) expected to be out 2-4 weeks October 20th, 2018
- Hawks' Dewayne Dedmon (ankle) out for Sunday's game against Cavaliers October 20th, 2018
- Jonas Valanciunas starting on Saturday for Toronto October 20th, 2018
- Raptors' Norman Powell starting on Saturday October 20th, 2018
- Pascal Siakam headed to bench on Saturday for Toronto October 20th, 2018
- OG Anunoby starting for Toronto on Saturday October 20th, 2018
- Raptors' Kawhi Leonard resting on Saturday, will not play October 20th, 2018
- Jonas Valanciunas headed to bench on Friday for Toronto October 19th, 2018