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Nick Nurse, members of Raptors coaching staff will not be on bench vs. Houston due to health and safety protocols

The news affects Nurse as well as five other members of the coaching staff, not named as of yet.

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The Toronto Raptors will be without Nick Nurse tonight, as well as five additional members of their coaching staff, due to health and safety protocols. The team announced the news this afternoon. General manager Bobby Webster will address the media at 5:45 p.m. with more information.

The Raptors are scheduled to take on the Rockets at 7:30 p.m. in Tampa and because we don’t know the names of the other affected head coaches, it’s a guessing game as to who will lead the team.

The in-joke right now is that Kyle Lowry will be player-coach (I wish!), but the Raptors have enough staff including those in the video department to have people move up chairs and create a makeshift staff.

We’ll update this with more after Bobby Webster’s availability.