Raptors hire Nick Nurse as new head coach

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Raptors hire Nick Nurse as new head coach

The chance he's long coveted has finally arrived. Nurse replaces Dwane Casey, who was sacked shortly after the Raptors were swept in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Toronto has made a decision to promote Dwane Casey's old assistant, and will hire Nick Nurse as the team's ninth head coach in franchise history according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Raptors are hiring current Raptors assistant Nick Nurse as their new coach.

Toronto fired Dwane Casey on May 11 after the team was swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference semifinal.

Casey was sacked last month and was hired by the Detroit Pistons on Monday. At the very least, the Raptors would want it to be known that they at least interviewed their in-house candidate.

Casey, meanwhile, has already found his next job: with the Detroit Pistons. The Raptors always raved about Casey's work ethic, and Nurse took note.

"I've learned a lot about preparation from him, the seriousness of attention to detail", Nurse told Canada's Sportsnet in February. Nurse would probably have to be considered the front-runner of the group, given his track record and how the offense shifted and held up in the playoffs, but it's always hard to ascribe credit and blame across a coaching staff. He won two British Basketball League championships and a coach of the year award.

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