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The Toronto Raptors are hiring assistant Nick Nurse as the franchise’s new head coach, league sources tell ESPN. Sides are working through details of contract now.

Nurse’s coaching career spans nearly three decades since he joined the University of Northern Iowa staff after his playing days with the Panthers ended in 1989.

The 50-year-old Iowa native has served as a head coach in college, the D-League and overseas, but this will be his first opportunity to serve in that capacity for an NBA team. He served as a Raptors assistant since 2013.

Most of his coaching success to date came in the British Basketball League and the D-League. via BleacherReport

Nick Nurse has agreed to a three-year, nearly $10M deal to become head coach of the Toronto Raptors, league sources tell ESPN.