Nick Nurse Rumors
Speaking again of the Raptors: Nick Nurse, one of Dwane Casey’s lead assistant coaches, might get a look from the Pacers for a lead assistant spot alongside Nate McMillan, sources say. Whether Nurse would view that as a lateral move worth taking is unclear.
Stackhouse said that he is intrigued by the idea of building a team, and his conversations with Raptors president and general manager Masai Ujiri have been among his favourite parts of the season. He has floated the idea of going back to school to further his ability to operate in that realm. For now, coaching is working out just fine. Stackhouse has found that his recent career is currency with the Raptors’ players, although there is a clear line between him and them. Stackhouse and his fellow assistants, Nick Nurse and Rex Kalamian, all have a love for jazz, and have gone to see live music on the road. That is not necessarily a common activity for players.
Credited for his contributions to their offensive improvement – the Raptors ranked third in offensive efficiency this season – Nick Nurse remains on staff along with Jesse Mermuys, who is slated to coach Toronto’s Summer League entry in Las Vegas this coming July.
They are keeping the gang together. With Dwane Casey re-signed for three years as the head coach of the Toronto Raptors, the team will bring back his entire staff, according to NBA sources. Assistant coaches Nick Nurse, Bill Bayno, Tom Sterner, Jesse Mermuys and Jama Mahlalela have all agreed to new deals that mirror Casey’s contract. Toronto’s Jamaal Magloire remains in a position that combines assistant coach-basketball development and community relations.