Nick Nurse Rumors
In both instances, the executive disagreed with the backlash Marks and Rosas each received for hiring a white coach instead of a Black one. “If somebody’s going to say something like that, then go ask Masai Ujiri why he hired Nick Nurse instead of a Black coach,” theexecutive told HoopsHype. “Go ask Arturas Karnisovas why he hired Billy Donovan instead of a Black coach.”
Eric Koreen: “I’m very disappointed,” Nurse says of VanVleet not making the All-Star Game. He takes nothing away from guys who made it, recognizes how deep talent is. “He’s played his guts out,” and has been a big reason for Raptors’ turn-around.
Noah Levick: Nick Nurse said the Raptors have been liking playing small ball lately, but “I don’t think you can tonight” against Joel Embiid. He said the Raptors have a few game plans in mind and that Embiid’s pull-up game this season is part of what makes him tough to play against.
Josh Lewenberg: Nick Nurse said he got his ballot for all-star reserves yesterday but hasn’t gotten around to voting yet. He’s going to give it some thought over the weekend, still wants to reward players on winning teams (even though there aren’t many teams that have separated themselves yet).