Toronto Raptors to promote assistant Nick Nurse to head coach

Nurse succeeds Dwane Casey, who raised expectations even higher than he could meet and got hired.

A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Nurse was 23 when he became head coach of Grand View College, making him the youngest college basketball coach in the U.S.

On Tuesday, the Raptors finally chose to move forward with Nurse, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, in an effort to get a new lead voice in the locker room but not go through a total staff change given their success developing players and in the regular season.

Toronto's coaching search reportedly had narrowed down to Nurse and San Antonio assistant coach Ettore Messina. He won a pair of championships in the British Basketball League in 1996 and 2000, as well as D-League titles in 2011 and 2013.

Trump adviser apologizes for saying Trudeau has ‘special place in hell’
The next morning, Navarro and chief economics adviser Larry Kudlow were deployed to the Sunday talk shows. Trudeau's comments centered around Trump's lack of understanding when it comes to worldwide trade.

Only Iraq supreme court can decide on election re-run: PM's spokesman
Jabouri lost his seat in the May 12 legislative elections, which were won by an alliance headed by Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. Fewer than 45 percent of voters cast a ballot, a record low, and allegations of fraud began nearly immediately after the vote.

13 dead in ‘IS attack’ on Afghan Ministry
Pakistan has always been accused of supporting the Taliban and providing safe haven to its leaders - charges Islamabad denies. Noori said that elsewhere in Ghazni, at least three local police and 10 Taliban were killed in clashes.

Nurse, 50, spent 12 seasons coaching in Europe and has six seasons of coaching experience in the G-League, where he won two championships and a Coach of the Year award. Toronto also took the third-most threes in the league, up from 22nd place two seasons ago.

Casey was sacked last month and was hired by the Detroit Pistons on Monday. He is the school's all-time 3-point percentage leader with.468 (170 of 363).

Casey, meanwhile, has already found his next job: with the Detroit Pistons. "I know where we started".

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Judge OKs AT&T merger with Time Warner
Last fall, he presented AT&T and Time Warner with two options: Sell the majority stake in either DirecTV or Turner Broadcasting. In after-market trading following the ruling, shares of Time Warner rose almost 5 percent and AT&T shares fell 1.6 percent.

New attractive Metro Exodus screenshots released
The Metro 2033 and Metro : Last Light games are based on Dmitry Glukhovsky's Metro 2033 and Metro 2035 novels. He goes on an epic journey that spans the continent and goes across post-apocalyptic Russian Federation .

Two Vulnerable Senate Incumbents at Center of Tuesday Primaries
Voters will be heading to the polls to select nominees for House of Representatives and other local races across the state. Senate and House of Representatives , including two of the most competitive Senate races.

Canada parliament condemns US attack on Trudeau, country simmers
Unbowed, Trump tweeted anew Monday morning from Singapore: "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal". Merkel also said the European Union would "act" against the USA trade measures.

Ruthless Nadal crushes Del Potro to reach final
A visibly dejected Schwartzman took only one point on his serve before losing the fifth game while Nadal held to lead 5-1. The 16th-seeded Gauff, who is 14 years old, beat 15th-seeded Leylah Annie Fernandez of Canada 6-4, 6-3.

Real Madrid appoints Julen Lopetegui as coach
Lopetegui took over Spain in July 2016 after Vicente del Bosque retired from the role. He previously managed Porto and the Spanish underage teams.

Trump, Kim Commit to 'Immediate Repatriation' of Korean War Missing
Charles Armstrong: I think that lifting sanctions is probably the key priority right now, but I think that... We're not special, but we're Americans and we know what freedom's like, and we have to stand up for this.

Italy's Conte give backing for Russia's return to G8
When he said, " It may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run ", you have to wonder who he meant by "we". Noting Ali's conviction had been overturned, Tweel said "there is no conviction from which a pardon is needed".

Photos of Prince George Playing With a Gun Cause Controversy
My American side here, biased maybe b/c of everyday #gunviolence in United States of America , but my British side agrees. Prince George - wearing a navy shirt, beige shorts and navy sneakers - played around with a polo mallet in the grass.

Tesla to cut staff by 9 percent in drive for profitability
At the same time, the job cuts announced today will reduce Tesla's costs, allowing the company to reach profitability more easily. To those who are departing, thank you for everything you've done for Tesla and we wish you well in your future opportunities.

Warriors’ GM Bob Myers will give Kevin Durant new deal he wants
I want him to be happy and want him to know we want him as long as he wants to be here. "He's earned that to lay out the terms". If you have to have the best ISO player on Earth, then you've got to live with some ISO's when maybe you don't want them.

Macedonia and Greece reach agreement in name dispute
A resolution of the dispute would see Greece lift objection to Macedonia's accession to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation . He added that Macedonia would take a new "compound name with a geographical denominator", without spelling out the name.

Homeowner’s association issued gator warning before attack in Davie
A witness said he saw Matsuki walking two dogs and then noticed the dogs alone, barking near the water. Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News.

Gal Gadot joins art heist comedy starring The Rock
As first reported by The Hashtag Show and now confirmed by Deadline , Gal Gadot will co-star opposite Johnson in Red Notice . In the global action-thriller, Johnson plays an Interpol agent tasked with capturing the most wanted art thief in the world.

Man 'armed with bomb' takes pregnant woman hostage in Paris
The attacker, who appeared to be brandishing a fake weapon, had doused his remaining two hostages in petrol, the source said. A pregnant woman is reportedly being held captive along with possibly two other people in Paris , according to Daily Mail .

Other news