July 24, 1967 |
|College||Northern Iowa (1985–1989)|
|1989–1990||Northern Iowa (assistant)|
|1990–1991||Derby Storm (player-coach)|
|1993–1995||South Dakota (assistant)|
|2001||Oklahoma Storm (assistant)|
|2005||Oklahoma Storm (assistant)|
|2011–2013||Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
|2013–present||Toronto Raptors (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Nurse spent 12 seasons coaching in Europe, mostly in the British Basketball League (BBL). He won the BBL Coach of the Year Award in 1999–00 and 2003–04. In 2007, he accepted the head coaching job for the Energy, who were preparing for their first season in the NBA D-League. 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. 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. 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).
For the 2011–12 season, Nurse left the Energy for the D-League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers. In the 2012–13 season, the Vipers finished with a record of 35–15 and won the D-League finals in a two-game sweep of the Santa Cruz Warriors. Nurse departed the Vipers for an assistant job with the Toronto Raptors.
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- Garman, Andy (April 22, 2010). "Energy Coach Nurse Takes ISU Assistant Job". KCCI. Retrieved July 26, 2010.
- "D-League Des Moines Team Announces All-Iowa Coaching Staff". NBA Development League. March 27, 2007. Retrieved July 26, 2010.
- "Iowa State, Nurse reach settlement". USA Today. Associated Press. July 8, 2010. Retrieved July 26, 2010.
- "Nick Nurse Named D-League Coach Of The Year – RealGM Wiretap".
- "NBA Development League: Q&A: New Rio Grande Valley Head Coach Nick Nurse". Retrieved November 20, 2011.
- "NBA Development League: Reigning Coach of the Year Joins Vipers". Retrieved November 20, 2011.