On Tuesday, it was reported that the Toronto Raptors and head coach Nick Nurse have agreed to a multi-year extension. Nurse, 53, has been with the franchise since 2013.
“Our confidence in Nick just continues to grow, and part of that comes from what we’ve experienced together,” Raptors president Masai Ujiri said in a statement released by the team.
Nurse spent each of his first five seasons with the Raptors as an assistant coach. In June of 2018, it was reported that he had been promoted to head coach.
Since then, Nurse had led Toronto to back-to-back seasons with 50+ regular season wins. During the 2018-19 season, the Raptors won the NBA Championship after an impressive 16-8 record in the postseason.