Nurse confirms he plans to educate Group Canada

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse confirmed Sunday that he plans to educate the Canadian nationwide staff, beginning with the World Cup this summer time.

At Toronto’s first media availability since profitable the NBA Finals, Nurse instructed reporters, “I am on the point of take one other scenario quickly as a result of I believe it’ll make me a greater coach.”

Requested particularly whether or not he was speaking about reviews that he would turn out to be the coach of Group Canada for the World Cup, Nurse stated a deal was “nearly accomplished.”

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“It is one thing I am trying ahead to doing,” he stated.

Nurse, 51, stated his expertise as an assistant coach with Nice Britain within the 2012 Olympics was an impetus for wanting to educate Group Canada.

“I realized quite a bit as a coach in that run and I am hoping this expertise will do the identical,” he stated.

He added that “there’s some actually good gamers” on the Canadian staff. Among the many gamers Nurse is likely to be teaching are Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, Cleveland Cavaliers ahead Tristan Thompson, Dallas Mavericks ahead Dwight Powell and former Duke ahead RJ Barrett, a possible lottery decide on this 12 months’s draft.

“It is a distinctive time with the World Cup and the Olympics inside a brief 13- to 14-month window. And it suits in OK. I am simply giving up some trip time,” he stated.

Canada begins the 2019 World Cup in China on Sept. 1 when it performs Australia.

When the Raptors clinched the NBAtitle with their Recreation 6 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday evening, Nurse grew to become the ninth rookie coach to win a championship in NBA historical past.

He additionally received two titles within the NBA’s D-League (now named the G League), with the Iowa Vitality in 2011 and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in 2013.

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