Nick Nurse

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Nick Nurse
Toronto Raptors
Position Assistant coach
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1967-07-24) July 24, 1967 (age 49)
Carroll, Iowa
Nationality American
Career information
College Northern Iowa (1985–1989)
Coaching career 1989–present
Career history
As coach:
1989–1990 Northern Iowa (assistant)
1990–1991 Derby Storm (player-coach)
1991–1993 Grand View
1993–1995 South Dakota (assistant)
1995–1997 Birmingham Bullets
1998 Telindus Oostende
1998–2000 Manchester Giants
2000–2001 London Towers
2001 Oklahoma Storm (assistant)
2001–2006 Brighton Bears
2005 Oklahoma Storm (assistant)
2007–2011 Iowa Energy
2011–2013 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2013–present Toronto Raptors (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

As coach:

Nick Nurse (born July 24, 1967) is an American basketball coach who is 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 2012–13 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.[8] Nurse departed the Vipers for an assistant job with the Toronto Raptors.[9]


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