While Nurse's future is secure, there are doubts over whether Fred VanVleet, Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol will return as they enter free agency. After all, he’s 35 and won’t be a free agent until the summer of 2022. I think it was just pretty much, it was time to renew a contract, and that's what we did. The Raptors fell to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals and were eliminated from the postseason on Friday. So, yeah, there's a little concern. Hayward and the Celtics both suffered bad blows right after this deal, worth $128 million, was signed. Few people can attack the basket like Kyrie, who makes around $34 million a year. I want to do it in a place I want to be — and here is where I want to be — and with some guys I want to coach and with some people I want to work alongside.". If not, we'll just keep working together. After Kawhi Leonard left in free agency last summer, not many expected Toronto to be dominant this season, but Nurse made sure that his team brought the same championship-caliber play all season long.

His first deal he signed was a steal because there were worries about his ankles. Every NBA regular is well paid, but some guys are bringing home the bacon big time. Figures are via Spotrac and include extensions that have not yet kicked in. Raptors sign Nick Nurse to multiyear extension, Five thoughts on the 2019-20 Toronto Raptors season. The Toronto Raptors have signed head coach Nick Nurse to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday morning. We now arrive at the highest-paid player in the NBA. Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. However, most of the Raptors' success this season should be attributed to Nurse, who was named Coach of the Year in just his second season as an NBA head coach. Obviously, timeline's a little different this year," Raptors general manager Bobby Webster said … Lowry is arguably the most beloved Raptor ever. The Toronto Raptors aren't in a hurry just yet to extend the contract of head coach Nick Nurse. " Nurse experienced similar uncertainty in 2019 as championship heroes Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green departed for the Clippers and Lakers, respectively, as free agents. ", "Here's where I want to be"

He’s tied for the second-largest contract in the NBA. I've watched this franchise grow and reach the pinnacle, and I look forward to the challenge of helping us win another championship.". If something changes, we'll do the best we can. It seems like he's fitting in for once, and he led Miami to its best season since LeBron left. Nick Nurse made his first public comments since signing a new contract with the Raptors. "Toronto has been my home for the past seven years, and I look forward to it being home for many more. He can make a three from anywhere, and that’s how he has won two MVPs and three NBA titles. That’s what happens when you are maybe the best shooter in NBA history. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/qdK1QUt27N.

"My family and I will always be appreciative of Larry Tanenbaum and MLSE ownership for this opportunity. "That's really I want.

For me, I just want to keep doing it. Sure, he’s not as flashy as Vince Carter, but he’s stuck it out in Toronto and that has earned him the love and admiration of Toronto fans and an average salary of $33 million. You may not like the way the Beard plays, but you can’t argue with results. The Toronto Raptors confirmed on Tuesday that they have come to terms on a multiyear extension with reigning Coach of the Year Nick Nurse. This was in spite of the fact that — shield your eyes, Curry fans — he was the best player on those Golden State teams. It takes money to afford a veteran who is a future Hall of Famer. Now Durant is with the Nets…or at least he will be once his Achilles heals. ", https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/omnisportcontentd/35/66/nursecropped_nursecropped_6wo6l9c5nzay1sa2c7muor998.jpg?t=1850698196&w=500&quality=80. "Our confidence in Nick just continues to grow, and part of that comes from what we've experienced together.

Unfortunately, this season he suffered through injuries and played in only 18 games — and there are still a couple of years left on the deal. He also caught a lot of flak for gunning for a title by joining the Warriors juggernaut. “The Coach of the Year is staying north of the border,” the Toronto Raptors tweeted on Tuesday following news that head coach Nick Nurse has signed a multi-year contract … From the Rundown Crew to all of you, thank you! Curry is not a stalwart on that end, but Thompson has made the All-Defense Second Team once. In a way, this deal kind of feels like a steal as well.

Early years. Nurse has a 111-43 regular-season record with Toronto. It was really, really easy, you know? "Obviously, man, I love being here and love the job, and there's nothing not to love, man. 2020 NBA coach of the year, Nick Nurse is currently under a three years $10 million contract with Toronto Raptors. So far, Butler has earned his contract on the court, even though his average salary is over $34 million per year. As per the deal, the head coach has an annual salary of $3.3 million for the role.

However, in his third season he won Most Improved Player, and some thought he could arguably win it again in 2020 based on how he’s turned himself into one of the best players in the NBA. They didn’t have his Bird rights or anything, but James was willing to make the move to play for the legendary franchise. On the other hand, who cares? Yes, he’s extremely hesitant to shoot threes. He signed a five-year, $190 million deal last summer. He's amassed a 111-43 record over his two years coaching the Raptors, and set a franchise record with a .721 win percentage. Masai Ujiri and Nick Nurse have established themselves among the best executive-coach duos in the NBA, but neither one has discussed a new contract with … This is a deal that we imagine the team that signed it, the Wizards, regrets.

"It means a lot to me that everybody loves a team so much and we can go out there and give them, on most nights, something to really be proud of and play hard and look like we're organized and look like we're playing together and all that stuff. Fortunately for the Nuggets, Murray took his game to the next level during the 2020 playoffs. 12:31 pm ET, named Coach of the Year in just his second season, Holiday trade rumors: Potential landing spots, NBA Draft rumors: Ball could fall out of top three, Pels' Griffin on Holiday trade rumors: All options open, Report: NBPA progressing toward Dec. 22 agreement, Sister of Cavaliers executive shot dead in Akron. Raptors coach Nick Nurse said he did not have to think about signing a new deal as the NBA Coach of the Year heads into another uncertain offseason. We bring sports news that matters to your inbox, to help you stay informed and get a winning edge. People seem to think that it is inevitable that Beal will leave Washington eventually, and he was talked about as a trade target before signing his new deal, worth around $127 million. Thompson has done some crazy stuff in his career. The man is the size of a center with the passing skills of an All-Star point guard. PG, who will make $34 million this year, signed his deal with the Thunder but has since been traded to the Clippers (at Kawhi Leonard’s behest). Wall has not returned to the court since December 2018, but he’s still getting paid a ton of cash, $43 million. There are also concerns regarding Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri, who has one year remaining on his contract. Even if he never learns to shoot, and he’s still young, he’ll still be a great player in this league. Although the Raptors lost to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the defending champions defied expectations this season, and a large part of that is due to the coaching job of Nick Nurse. 6-keys: media/spln/nba/reg/free/stories, at While his defense could use some work, his offensive skill is at the top of the league, especially for a big man. We've been together, [general manager] Bobby [Webster], Masai and I, for seven years now. The Lehigh alum has averaged over 20 points per game in each of the last four seasons and is also one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA. In fact, in his rookie season he spent time in the G League. He is the school's all-time 3-point percentage leader at .468 (170 of 363). Eventually, he got the call to be an assistant on Dwane Casey's coaching staff, and was elevated to the top position after Casey was fired in 2018. The NBA has limits on individual contracts, and a luxury tax, which is why LeBron is making “only” $38 million per season with the Lakers. This figure trails San Antonio Spurs’ Greg Popovich making $11 mil per year, GSW’s Steve Kerr’s $9.5 mil per year, and Miami Heat’s Erik Spoelstra’s $8.5 mil per year. I love the whole setup here we got, everything. Wall was a great player in his prime, but he’s suffered a brutal, cruel run of injury. "I was never concerned that they were not going to get a deal done for me. He’s led the league in points per game the last three seasons, including averaging a staggering 36.1 points per game last year. He signed the same five-year, $158 million deal as Towns (and other guys who got the max after their rookie deals ran out). He was also an assistant for England's national team, before returning back to the United States to coach in the G League, where he won Coach of the Year in 2011, in addition to winning a G League championship with the Raptors 905. Now his contract feels even more justified.

"Nick has proved that he can coach on the court and lead in life, and we're looking forward to accomplishing great things in the future.". Not many have had the journey to be an NBA coach quite like Nurse, who first coached overseas in Belgium and England, where he also earned two Coach of the Year honors. Nurse added: "For me, I love coaching. All Rights Reserved. Harden’s basketball philosophy melds perfectly with Houston’s. He’s now with the Rockets, trying to help James Harden get over the hump. Butler is another guy who is clearly a great player but seems to burn out wherever he goes. He will make $35 million this season. Always free!

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I'm grateful to Masai [Ujiri], Bobby, and the players for their trust and their hard work," Nurse said. A second-round pick who was once an afterthought in a trade, he’s turned into one of the best players in the league. These are the 25 most lucrative NBA contracts based on average value. Obviously, any team would love to give LeBron as much money as possible.