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SportRaptors coach Nick Nurse set to lead Canada at World Cup

03:05  17 june  2019
03:05  17 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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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.

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NBA championship-winning coach Nick Nurse plans to lead Canada at this year's FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.

Nurse guided the Raptors to their first title after dethroning the two-time defending champion Warriors.

With a championship under his belt, Nurse is now set to coach a Canada team potentially boasting Andrew Wiggins, Jamal Murray and Cory Joseph when the World Cup starts in August.

"I'm getting ready to take another situation soon because I think it's going to make me a better coach," the 51-year-old — who landed the Larry O'Brien Trophy in his rookie season — told reporters Sunday.

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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 A media report from RDS first surfaced early Sunday afternoon, hours after Nurse led the Raptors to their first Eastern Conference championship

Pressed on whether he was talking about Canada, who is looking for a new coach after Jay Triano stepped down in March, Nurse confirmed a deal was "just about done".

Nurse added: "It's something I'm looking forward to doing... I learned a lot as a coach in that run and I'm hoping this experience will do the same.

"It's a unique time with the World Cup and the Olympics within a short 13- to 14-month window. And it fits in OK. I'm just giving up some vacation time."

Canada will come up against Australia, led by 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons, Lithuania and Senegal in Group H at the World Cup.

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