TORONTO RAPTORS HEAD COACH
Nick Nurse is the Head Coach of the Toronto Raptors. On June 14, 2018, Nurse became the 9th Head Coach* in Raptors history.
In his first year as Head Coach of the Raptors, Coach led the team to a 58-24 regular season record and set franchise records for points per game, assists per game, and threes made per game. Later that year, the Toronto Raptors organization won its first NBA Finals in franchise history (2019). In the following year, Coach Nurse was named the 2020 NBA Coach of the Year. Before his tenure as Head Coach of the Raptors, he was an Assistant Coach for the organization (2013-2018). Prior to joining the Raptors, Coach Nurse was a Head Coach in the NBA Developmental League (D-League) with the Iowa Energy (2007-2011) and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (2011-2013); while coaching in the D-League, Coach Nurse earned two D-League Championships (2011 & 2013) and a D-League Coach of the Year Award (2011).
Nick Nurse was born on July 24, 1967 in Carroll, Iowa. He went to Kuemper Catholic High School and later attended the University of Northern Iowa. During his four years at the University of Northern Iowa, he played in 111 games and compiled an all-time 3-point percentage of 47%. Coach Nurse and his wife, Roberta, have two children (Leo & Rocky Levi). Nurse has also written the book Rapture: Fifteen Teams, Four Countries, One NBA Championship, and How to Find a Way to Win — Damn Near Anywhere, which was published in October 2020.
*Inclusive of Full-Time and Interim Head Coaches