Nick Nurse

Head Coach, Toronto Raptors

Nick Nurse is currently the head coach for NBA champion Toronto Raptors and the Canadian Senior Men’s National team. During his 30+ years of coaching experience, Nurse has earned numerous championships around the world at the professional level and a reputation as one of the most innovative coaches.

Nurse was named the ninth head coach in Raptors history in June 2018 following five seasons as an assistant. In his first year at the helm, he guided the Raptors to 58 regular-season victories and the franchise’s first NBA Championship title. He became the ninth head coach in NBA history to earn a title in his first season. Nurse has been named NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month three times (January 2020, October/November 2019 and October/November 2018) earned honor of coaching Team Giannis at the 2020 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago and is this season 2019-2020 Coach of the Year.


Discussion on teamwork, leadership, overcoming adversity with NBA Coach of the Year, Toronto Raptors’ Head Coach Nick Nurse with Christy McMullen, Summerhill Market; Ron Welke, Federated Co-operatives Ltd.; Tom Shurrie, CFIG.