It’s all officially going down tomorrow: the Raptors will introduce their newest coach Nick Nurse to the Toronto media (at 2:30pm). He’s the ninth person to hold the position, next in an august line that has included everyone from the legendary Lenny Wilkens to, uh, Kevin O’Neill. This particular hire has come after quite a wait, and it has apparently come after quite a search — but now we’re here (after starting at the bottom?).
According to Woj at ESPN, the terms of Nurse’s head coaching deal are three years at nearly $10 million. This is not a thing to discuss in polite company, but there it is.
Nick Nurse has agreed to a three-year, nearly $10M deal to become head coach of the Toronto Raptors, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 13, 2018
Though, really, when you think about it, perhaps the Nurse hire is... priceless.
"Nick Nurse" is a great alliterative name and I think we're underrating that aspect.— Daniel Reynolds (@aka_Reynolds) June 13, 2018
Now the only thing we need is more pictures of Nick Nurse. Get on that, Getty.
UPDATE: It’s officially official now, with the official Raptors media release. Official.