Nick Nurse

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Nick Nurse
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Biographical details
Born (1967-07-24) July 24, 1967 (age 46)
Carroll, Iowa
Playing career
Position(s) Head Coach
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1989–1990
1990–1991
1991–1993
1993–1995
1995–1997
1998
1998–2000
2000–2001
2001
2001–2006
2005
2007–2011
2011–2013
2013–present
UNI (NCAA) (assistant)
Derby (BBL) (player-coach)
Grand View (NAIA)
South Dakota (NCAA) (assistant)
Birmingham (BBL)
Oostende (Belgian League)
Manchester (BBL)
London (BBL)
Oklahoma (USBL) (assistant)
Brighton (BBL)
Oklahoma (USBL) (assistant)
Iowa (NBA D-League)
Rio Grande Valley (NBA D-League)
Toronto Raptors (assistant)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
NBA D-League (2011, 2013) NBA D-League Division Champion (2010, 2011, 2013) BBL playoff Championship (1996, 2000)

Nick Nurse (born July 24, 1967) is an American basketball coach who is currently an assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors.

Nurse spent 12 seasons coaching in Europe, mostly in the British Basketball League (BBL).[1] He won the BBL Coach of the Year Award in 1999–00 and 2003–04.[2] In 2007, he accepted the head coaching job for the Energy, who were preparing for their first season in the NBA D-League.[3] The Energy won division titles under Nurse in the 2008–09 and 2009–10 seasons. After three seasons with the team, Nurse agreed to join the coaching staff of the Iowa State Cyclones as an associate head coach in April 2010.[2] Shortly afterward, however, Cyclones head coach Greg McDermott became the head coach at Creighton, and Nurse went back to his former position with the Energy.[4] In the 2010–11 NBA D-League season, Nurse received the Dennis Johnson Coach of the Year award after helping Iowa achieve the best record in the league (37–13).[5]

For the 2011-12 season, Nurse left the Energy for the D-League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers.[6][7] In the 2012-2013 season, the Vipers finished with a record of 35-15 and won the D-League finals in a 2 game sweep of the Santa Cruz Warriors.[8] Nurse departed the Vipers for an assistant job with the Toronto Raptors.[9]

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