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SportRaptors' coach Nurse to guide Canada at Basketball World Cup

06:15  17 june  2019
06:15  17 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Raptors head coach Nick Nurse reportedly has agreed to lead the Canadian men’s team in the same role in August at the FIBA World Cup in China. The World Cup is the main qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and Canada Basketball had been searching for a senior men's head coach

A source close to Nick Nurse has confirmed that it is ‘very likely’ that the Toronto Raptors head coach will take over as the Canadian men’s national team head coach at the FIBA World Cup . Canada Basketball president and chief executive officer Glen Grunwald wouldn’t confirm the news.

Raptors' coach Nurse to guide Canada at Basketball World Cup© Thearon W. Henderson Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse says he is set to become coach of the Canadian national team for this year's Basketball World Cup in China

Fresh off coaching the Toronto Raptors to the NBA title, Nick Nurse confirmed Sunday that he plans to coach the Canadian national team at the upcoming Basketball World Cup.

"It's just about done and something I'm really looking forward to doing," Nurse said of a deal to coach Canada in the global showdown in China this coming September.

Jay Triano coached Canada to a 27-5 record over the past four years but stepped down from the job three months ago.

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Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse is reportedly adding another Canadian team to his portfolio. The 51-year-old has agreed to coach Canada ’s men’s The World Cup is the main qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and Canada Basketball had been searching for a senior men’s head coach

Raptors coach Nick Nurse is on his way to becoming a Canadian legend. He might be from Iowa, but he’s the first person in According to Marc Stein of The New York Times, Nurse is currently Canada Basketball ’s top choice to coach the team in the upcoming FIBA World Cup taking place this summer.

"I think it's going to make me a better coach," said Nurse, whose prior stints included experience as an assistant coach with Britain at the 2012 London Olympics.

"I learned a lot as a coach in that run and I'm hoping this experience will do the same."

Nurse, who would be imposition to guide Canada at next year's Tokyo Olympics also, became the ninth rookie coach in NBA history to take a team to the title when the Raptors beat Golden State last Thursday to win the best-of-seven NBA Finals 4-2.

Denver's Jamal Murray, Cleveland's Tristan Thompson and Dallas forward Dwight Powell are among some of the NBA players who would be available for Nurse's Canadian squad.

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Raptors' coach Nurse to guide Canada at Basketball World Cup

NBA title-winning coach heads to Australia.
Canada are yet to name their squad to take on Australia in Perth, but it's expected to be stacked with NBA talent.

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