Nick Nurse

Raptors head coach on 19-20 Season, COVID-19 and more.

Jim Rome
May 18, 2020 - 11:07 am
Nick Nurse

USA Today


Info & Stats:  Toronto Raptors Head Coach and 2018-19 NBA Champion

All Topics: COVID-19 | Past two months of his life | Trying to learn Portuguese | Trying to learn the guitar and play the piano more in quarantine | Last year’s title winning team compared to this season’s team | Spending time with Phil Jackson in Montana | Looking back at last year’s run | Kawhi Leonard’s greatness | Kawhi – MJ comparison | Coaching Dennis Rodman | Winning changed our players in a good way | Better coach today than last June?

May 18th 2020

Nov 15th 2019

All Topics: 114-106 win over Portland | Pascal Siakam and Fred Van Vleet | Van Vleet’s toughness | Siakam’s growth | Team basketball | 2nd season as NBA head coach | Coaching challenges


June 19th 2019

All Topics: Last year of his life | Being an NBA champion | The City of Toronto coming out for the parade | Passion for basketball in Canada | Kyle Lowry | Lowry’s postseason | Never seen anyone play harder than Lowry | Acquiring Marc Gasol | History with the Gasol’s | Season with Kawhi Leonard | Leonard’s talent | Fred VanVleet | Sticking with VanVleet after early postseason struggles | Teams focus in the Finals | Draft and free agency