Raptors promote assistant coach Nick Nurse to replace Casey

The Raptors also interviewed San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina and Lithuanian Basketball League coach Sarunas Jasikevicius for the head coaching job, according to Sports Illustrated.

Nurse, 50, replaces Dwane Casey who was sacked last month after the Raptors were swept in the conference semifinals by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Toronto was rumored to desire former Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer, but Bud signed on to coach Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks.

Raptors assistant coach Nick Nurse had been favored to ascended to the team's head coach for a while. He won a pair of championships in the British Basketball League in 1996 and 2000, as well as D-League titles in 2011 and 2013.

Man holds two people hostage in Paris
The hostages are being held in the internal courtyard of the building, which contains a mix of offices and residential apartments. At least one other man was lightly injured while fighting with the hostage-taker and escaping before police arrived on the scene.

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The app also comes with the option of "Share Pass" which lets users ride at original fares and no peak rates. The new Uber Lite app will allow users to have the same experience but will have a smaller footprint.

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However, thanks to an extremely convincing leak , we may know Nintendo's itinerary, or at least a sizzle reel. How do they even top that for E3 2018? E3 kicks off this Saturday, June 9 and runs through Tuesday, June 12.

The terms of the deal were not announced yet. He joined the Raptors organization in 2013 and has served as an assistant on the staff alongside Dwane Casey since then.

The 50-year-old Nurse is known for his offensive skills as a coach, winning the D-League championship in 2010-11 and 2012-13 before joining the Raptors. He also won two rings at the minor-league level.

One month into their coaching search, Masai Ujiri and the Toronto Raptors may have neared a decision on who will be the team's next head coach.

"I leave here with my head high", he told TSN via text message in May.

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