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"nick nurse" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
"Time for straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless no contract no compromise. I like to call him the North American treasure. He is the head coach of the Toronto Raptors. Nick nurse joining us here on the Sodano. Show Nick I gotta be honest. I miss talking to you so much. I figured I had to get you on the show. How the hell have you been to man? Miss you to show connect with you. I'm doing good. How no doubt I'm good family? Good everyone healthy safe and sound. Hopefully yeah all good man all good. We're doing fine good good to hear so I wanted to bring you on because obviously there's stuff going on around the league and and I always just feel like I wanted to reconnect with you and your story is just so interesting. I I've been telling my audience about what you are. I'm not even joking when I say you're a North American treasure just based on the way you got to the NBA let alone winning the championship. So let's start off with an easy one. How does one go from being a good college player? Good College Basketball Player. That's on the path to becoming an accountant to then becoming a player coach in England of all places. Well good question You know I went to know not. I want to play basketball. They had a really good accounting program. There jumped in the hat and thought that you know when my planned Israel read get a job and and being accountant but as my basketball career was winding down. I think it was right before my senior year. I was like holy smokes. I'm going to be done playing here pretty soon. And and I kinda like this game a lot when talk to my my ad. At the time was actually Bob Bulls be. Who's had of big twelve dollars? He was athletic. Director Knelt Miller was my coach. And I said you guys. I know I'm really close to finishing up as a county group. I think I WANNA coach. And coach miller said sure just hanging around for another year and be one of my assistants and let's see what happens and That was only about thirty years ago so when able to stay employed as a coach since the since that time now I know that certainly there were challenges. Along the way. You've told me stories about calls. You've made letters you've written to two different people like like how many calls. How many letters do you think it took to get you actual work in basketball if you had to put a number on it? I don't know really I think You know I kinda wanted to play again too. I had a during that year. I was an assistant. Northern Iowa had a team in Brazil. Contact me and Want me to play kind of like immediately You know in the in the spring or something and I kind of started gearing up for that and then it fell through and then I said Geez I. I'll see if I can go play in. This is Kinda pre. Well it's a long time ago. Pretty Internet and everything else and I just got a probably got about ten or fifteen addresses through random people Japan Australia England Germany. And just Kinda sent out a packet of You know a resume. I guess it's a newspaper clippings or whatever and cover letter that said. Hey I wanNA play play or coach overseas and And Guy called me up and said it says here you want to play or coach about both. I said okay now. I'm GonNa do it so I was on the plane. A few days later to to Darby England. Wow and you get there and so within days you're there like what was that like. Have you ever been overseas? Yeah we took. We took one trip We took one trip when I was a junior. I think it northern Iowa we. We did Switzerland France Germany You know ten or twelve day trip and played a few games over there in the summertime. I never been to to Darby England and It was pretty interesting. I mean it was. You know you go over you land. The owner takes me to the pub and and says to me. Hey I need you to score. Twenty five twenty five at night and I kinda say average like ten points. A game in college is not really my thing. You know I get the ball to floor. Start the offense where if you want. But he goes. I you need to score and Well we had a game about four days after I got there and Kinda I guess I realized what he was talking about was better to few few more than I was accustomed to. That was that was kind of fun myself. The green light as a head coach and players. It was good. So what challenges did that present though I would imagine. There have been some right as you're a player and the coach. Yeah Yeah for sure. I think it's You know this is probably gonNA sound. Well I don't know I was going to sign up. I'll tell you one of the first challenges. I remember being out their plan. And you know playing hard trying to set an example of of of Playing D. And you know if we run wind sprints. I'd try to win on you. Know shooting drills and try to win them. Whatever but you get tired and you're still trying to you know you're trying to catch your breath and then you're still having to give instructions and inbetween drills and all that kind of stuff so getting used to talking with Sh you know when you're winded was one of the first challenge is that we had. Yeah I would imagine. Yeah could easy nick nurse joining us here world champion head coach for the Toronto Raptors Nick. You're the only coach in the NBA. That's been a head coach and the NC double a. The G. League and overseas. So I'm GonNa ask you just a series of questions about these experiences first before we get into the current NBA. And what you've got going on. Now what part of that? Path the end the G. League. Nc double or overseas was the most humbling for you It was you know it was the overseas it was the overseas for sure when. I was a player coach Darby This is this is a be the best story I can tell you. I remember. Our first game was down. A team called the London Dockland's and They were getting ready to announce the starting lineups in this guy went out to kind of mid court and you had a Mike and and The MIC wasn't working so we just set it down. Show shouted out out about the study but no Mike or or anything so I I kind of lead over. The an American guy was playing with it. I said man we really hit the big time here man so I was probably I was probably at you know okay. That's fair now. The next question may be the same answer. 'cause that was pretty interesting but which one of those experiences the NC double A. G. League overseas. Which one was the most interesting for you? All the overseas. For sure I it got interesting like the second time around me so I went to play the player coach at Darby and then literally that next year I got offered the head coaching job at Grand View University in Des Moines Iowa. Near near where? I'm from so only the only played for a year and I started coaching Went to the University of South Dakota to do a master's degree and being assistant there and then I went back to England but I kinda like Regretted my first time around that I didn't get out and see more of Europe and and things like that and they had a bunch of breaks. During the season they used to used to break for a couple of weeks for national team breaking things like that and I was determined the second time around. You know jump on a plane or put my car on a boat and over to Belgium or France or whatever any break that I got so I started started getting out and seeing you know just every place I could see and that was that was As you can imagine was awesome. That was fun. Yeah for sure and then last one on those three on those three experiences which one was the most rewarding. They're all they're all great. You know I think It's it's hard to beat to the D. League experience the G. League that that was a of all the places you coach. That's Kinda got the most level playing field. You know like almost every teams under the same circumstances. There's you know none of the guys are are getting paid. It's not like you can go buy a bunch of expensive players or or any of stuff. Everybody's kind of you know a plane under the exact same rules and and the Games will great players. Great Fun to coach. Think the experience there for for Those those six years. I was a head coach in the minor. Leagues was was the most valuable probably nick nurse. Champion head coach of the Toronto Raptors this year on the Sodano show the G. League experience though I mean so many players in and out you and I have talked about this off camera before. How much did that help you in your first season in Toronto particularly with managing in out of the lineup? I think it helped a lot. I think You know it's it's it's hard to deal with. I think I think my first year in the in the D. League with the Iowa energy it it was It was something you know. When you're rolling right along in four guys on and four new guys come and you got a game and twenty four hours or something trying to manage all that rebuild. Chemistry redefine roles. Teach as fast as you. Can you know All that stuff I think took a little bit to get used to But once you get used to it I always say you're kind of doing you know about ten times a year every season. Kinda get you ready for anything you know playing playing guys missing guys. You know we had guys in and out of the lineup is as everybody does but it really it really gets you kinda condition to it and you just you know when the ball goes up you gotTA figure out a way. No matter who's playing who isn't home or away or seven o'clock or eleven. Am or whatever all stars you end up playing in the minor so you just kind of get conditioned to to nick. How did you approach the team with that? Kawai situation with the load management and him being an in and out of the lineup. Because as you mentioned the G. League that that's more traditional geyser in and out for a bunch of different reasons. But how did you approach with the NBA squad with him? Yeah I mean I think that First of all didn't didn't make a big deal out of it. I think that tried to you know. Educate them a little bit. You know he say the guy hasn't played you know over a year or whatever it was and and To be honest with you I was. I was surprised he was wary. Was when we got it I was I was probably anticipating it being a lot slower process of getting him ingrained in the team but but he was Kinda you know ready from day one a training camp and you know his first preseason game where like okay we know we know what we got here is pretty good and and But we we. Did you know we just educate him told them? Hey this is a bit of a process. It's going to that. We're going to take and we're playing the long game here. We WanNA WE WANNA you know slowly. Bring him in Manage the minutes managed games and and make sure that that not only him. But we're all firing on all cylinders late in the year. You know guys that I've talked to on your squad guys on his current squad. We'll say you guys in the media don't know that he's actually Wayne more engaging behind the scenes than he would ever let you guys know What is he like as dude? He's a great great dude man first of all You know He he's quiet. You know obviously you know. Everybody knows that but he's but he's running as well you know he's one of those guys that when he does when he does land one. It seems to have more impact. Because he's not trying to land the bill. I mean is Is Jokes are seem seem to be pretty funny when when he does throw them out there but Great great to coach you know was always super engaged and and You know was was not in his head. You know paying attention. He was always locked in. That was that was super enjoyable for certain. Certainly from anybody but for guy his caliber. When you hit the shot against Philli like what's going through your mind. Does that this time. Stop there when he hits that shot. That bounces like four times. Yeah I mean I was I. It's always just relief. I think there's a lot of you know. Build UP TENSION A game. Seven the off series. That's been going on for number of days and and When those things go in all that tension and stress just kind of leave your body from your head to your toes slowly and you just feel pretty relieved and happy. Certainly that you'd get a live to go onto the next round but yeah that was a pretty cool moment nick nurse champion head coach of the Toronto Raptors with us here on the Sodano. Show nick.
"nick nurse" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"It's our on this Thursday. Dan and the DANETTES. Dan Patrick Show glad to have you on board check in with the Toronto Raptors Nick Nurse. They're great head coach. He's part of my great trivia question. I have had that for him coming up in about twenty minutes from now. Phone calls always welcome here on the program. Eight seven seven three. Dp show email Andrews. Dp Dan Patrick Dot com twitter. Handle at teepee show. I'm being asked by Marcus in Syracuse. Dear Mr Patrick as the commissioner of the AU a you've been mainly silent on the return to the League. Do you have a statement to make on the current status of the League in a potential return? The American Athletic Association of.
Inside the 24 hours that shut down the sports world
"Michael Grange is senior writer at sports net he covers the NBA or at least did before was suspended. Hi Michael Jordan. I'm doing all right. We're just trying to keep up as I talk to you and I'm sure you've seen it the. Nhl HAS JUST SUSPENDED. Its season as well. It's just remarkable How the pace of these things. It's almost kind of a symbol or an apt emblem for the problem. That that's Kinda confronting everybody is is you look at how this this issue affected the sports world and it was you know just to the pace of three or four days space three or four days? It was kind of incremental. You know people were paying. There's a little bit more urgency around it and then you know everything's just kinda come on like a tidal wave and You know that's roughly I think How the kind of manifest itself through populations is You know it's sort of a little bit of a creep a little bit of concern and then all of a sudden. It's too late and things kind of spiraled and Guy Can't really recall anything. Released a sports where the things and news and developments have come so quickly and rapidly and suddenly described the scene at the NBA game that forced the suspension of the season because that seemed to really be the tipping point. Four all of this very interesting. I mean The Oklahoma City Thunder were hosting the Utah Jazz. There was some concern that there is sort of like the Star Center for the Jazz. You know was ill. He'd been kind of exhibiting signs of I think he'd been tested for strep throat was exhibiting signs of being unwell and he was given a task for Kobe nineteen I believe the day of the game and he so he never went to the arena was home but had turned out the team's hotel but had that test been negative that he simply had a kind of a more common kind of flew his expectation plan was to play the game and the So the two teams are floor. The music is playing. Crowd is in the building. You know the the tip is approaching and right around the time when the ball would've been going up and and all of that you know one of the The team medical officials for the Oklahoma City centre kind of came running out of out of the back of the building onto a data. Deficient gathered to coaches and my understanding. Is that the player tested positive for covert nineteen. You know those are responsible came very quickly. After that it was determined they would have to at least have to postpone that game. It takes them a while to figure out how to relay that information to the crowd they did and you know within the hour almost of that decision the NBA realized that had to suspend operations for the possible. What had the discussion around this virus and the MBA or even to this virus and sports In the bigger picture being leading up to that what kind of measures I were being taken. What were people considering? Because I got the sense that this escalated very quickly you says correctly you know the NBA has gotten a lot of credit for being very proactive and a little bit ahead of the charge as a release the other North American sports. I don't know if she claimed. In this instance you know we saw how rapidly this escalated in parts of Asia and Europe and is of last week you know the the first kind of acknowledgement of the virus by the NBA was You know kind of an internal memo that was never made public but kind of out saying no players Daffy be conscious of Of you know sort of shaking hands and kind of dropping slapping hands you know. Go with a bunch of bumps fist-bump when your own or don't feel obligated to sign autographs. So he's doing about the players. I mean themselves from you. Know actions with the public The next stage of that but it wasn't taken seriously and I certainly saw players can figure doing that and The only really making a big deal of it. Which goes I think the way while people were kind of looking at it as recently as a week ago. I believe it was on Tuesday that you know the lead and and in conjunction with the other Major North American sports panel putting New Measures. About how the media would interact with players. You know they're out to keep a certain distance between players during interviews and that there wouldn't be no more scrums I'd access everything would be kind of a press conference type setting and again. That was all seen as a preventative. Measure to keep the players distanced. So that's Tuesday on things by this time we're really escalating. Really think was sort of you know where where a lot of news is really coming out and the pictures getting more grim and so on as of Wednesday afternoon the Board of Governors of the leaks representatives from each of the franchise are kind of represented. The owners of each of the franchises themselves were on conference calls in hand and trying to come up with a plan and at that point the plan. Wise try to keep playing games but maybe one to limit fans or maybe role you also game is supposed to be in Boston. Concerns about it out. Great maybe the game can be played in Boston and Detroit. It'LL BE BOSTON DETROIT. Sorta thing road game until Home Game. So you know again. It's sort of like half measures but when newly found out a player was positive then they their hands were forced because if he kind of you know the NBA is such a small community and says his travelling circus tall man. You know they they are kind of bounce around the continent gone and you. Do you know somebody on twitter. She did an exercise like this. And show that if you only need to go back is about five or six days and you see all the players that go bare played against and then all the players. Those players played against any almost entirely covered within a five day span. Certainly ten days so at that point you know it. Writing was on the wall that they you know they couldn't simply couldn't continue because you don't know who else is in fact good and it's turned out one other player it's been infected with the jazz and all the teams that have been a better played the jazz including the Toronto Raptors in the past ten to fourteen days are now kind of are now being tested so tell me what that means for the raptors in particular because they played the jazz and what it means for sports in Canada well as it relates to the raptors. I mean you know it's just a kind of a complete one eight You know they played in Utah Monday night and I was sort of the end of the longest folks up to the season and you know the raptors were to form their short handed goals. Whatever reason not to win the game getting there on the road and played the four or fatigue and all the rest of it and You know their usual kind of plucky courageous thing and won the game and and came home on the on a red eye. Charter came after the game. So theraflu red eye type flight landing in Toronto early Tuesday morning and I'll be right and they weren't scheduled to play again until this coming Saturday. So they had a few days off which is right there in the NBA schedule that you got consecutive days off and You know a couple of the coach. Nick nurse had had his own into this charity scheduled to the hotel to in our other player charity events and all that went off without a hitch around nine thirty pm ever getting -CATIONS and The of what's going on and by you know by midnight a number of players are good number of the players had contested at a Toronto Hospital. The all the traveling party with the Raptors so broadcasters medical personnel seems security personnel You know there's a party for fifty people They all were required. They've been tested. My understanding most have today and so they're just waiting for the results of that. I think my understanding is should take twenty four hours from the time the test and you know and that'll dictate next move. Seventy this in the media term advised to Not only quarantine but isolate. So you know. It's sort of isolate themselves within else but the expectation is you know about your community or your home you know and just kind of hope for the best regarding the outcome of these tests. But it's you know it's a it's a massive development as it relates to the
NBA Storylines Down the Stretch
"Doris Burke is an NBA analyst for ESPN so doors the All star break is over and NBA. Games are back. We wanted to talk to you. About what surprised you so far this season. And how you see the last couple of months shaping up as we enter the homestretch before the playoffs. Let's start in the East right where there is an unequivocal number. One team in Milwaukee they have the best record in the NBA and they are destroying teams winning by an average margin of victory of more than twelve points per game now of the eleven teams that have had a double digit margin of victory over the course of a season. Eight have gone on to win it. All Doris. Is there something that stands between Milwaukee and the NBA Finals? Yeah this is a great question. So in their eight losses the one thread that is consistent throughout those are teams are averaging sixteen point nine threes and philosophically. Their priority is protect. The paint. First and foremost they are so elite. At that that we have not seen this kind of rim protection in the modern NBA. With the possible exception of Spurs team that had both Tim Duncan and David Robinson but the fact of the matter if a team gets hot and really can create shot opportunities then. I think that they can be beat. The other thing that happens is your and you saw in the All Star game. Jaanus is the first player to go twenty five and eleven back to back all star Games but he was over to note points in the fourth quarter because they did playoff teams. We'll do they set up a wall and they said somebody else is going to beat us so well. No one's really doubting the bucks at this point. I think there is still a lot of skepticism about the number two seed in the east the Toronto Raptors. I mean after losing finals. Mvp Kawhi Leonard. They were not seen as favorites coming into this year yet. They have the same record right now that they had at this point last season doors one hand the raptors have been under five hundred against winning teams but on the other they had a lot of. Are we underestimating them? While I'm definitely giving them punchers chance to get to the Eastern Conference finals and a punchers chance to come out in the past historically particularly when Demar Derozan Kyle lowry. Were on the team together. What we knew was they understood how to win in the regular season but they're always seemed to be this level of doubt in their minds when the calendar turn to April but the fact of the matter is. They changed that a year ago with championship. There is a different feel a different presents a different countenance about the entire group and yes unequivocally the record versus plus five hundred versus minus five hundred is concerning but let's remember that their top six guys including Serge Ibaka. Who's having the Best Year of his career? Kyle lowry Markelle Saul Fred Van Bleed. Norman Powell Pascal them. All six of those guys have missed at least ten games so I don't know that we have the clearest picture the other thing working in their favors they have one of the best coaches in the league. Nick nurse wears that head coaches mantle with ease. Why because he's been calling the shots for the vast majority of his career. In any number of circumstances his creative he's fearless. He's a little bit irreverent. And I'm telling you mean ah I give them a punchers chance to get to an east finals and a punchers chance to get out. Did you see this coming at all? Doors not even close and this is the question really ultimately. Do they have enough offense in what you're seeing is to me. What appears to be this grooming of Pascal? Ceac him of all right. You gotta go get your own in those minutes and a playoff circumstance where you don't care whether it's a mid range to a fall away jump shot a jump shot under duress of excellent defense. What matters is I need to put the ball in the basket right now because this game is teetering on our control or there's and we've got to have one and you're watching Pascal. Can he deliver in the postseason? He's been excellent in the regular season. I can't wait to see a play out. I think it feels right now. Like you've got the bucks in a tier of their own and then you've got the raptors celtics heat kind of swirling around each other. There was a feeling ahead of the trade deadline that the heat could vault to that number. Two spot perhaps even contend with the bucks if they really went all in and added Gala Nari. They didn't they did add Igwe Dolla. Do you think that's enough? You know the the last prism through which I saw. Andre Gonzala was a man who was battling an Achilles in the playoff series and seemed to be showing the signs of some age. But what I know. Unequivocally is this man from a basketball intellect standpoint. According to Kerr is one of the smartest in the history of the League. He has got championship. Dna He's got positional versatility on the defensive end that basketball intellect and the ability to process information quickly and to do it under the spotlight of the playoffs. He has all of that. I'm anxious to see how he changes the dynamic the Miami Heat. You know this. They're going to play hard defensively every single night. They're going to mix in one of the most effective zones we see in today's NBA and Eric's bolster is outstanding coach. So right now sitting in that fourth spot how far Jimmy Butler can take them. That'll be interesting. Those young guys. Right Duncan Robinson Tyler Hero Kendrick Nunn all those guys who have performed so well in the regular season when the calendar switches. Can you win with them? Let's see
Raptors record biggest comeback in franchise history to beat Dallas 110-107
"The robbers were came a franchise record thirty point deficit to defeat the Dallas Mavericks one ten one oh seven in Toronto the comeback started to the final quarter after coach Nick nurse implemented a full court press of double teams leading to a forty seven point fourth for the winners Kyle Lowry put the team with his back recorded a double double with thirty two points and ten assists Sir have color you know I just was like fix the aggressive in going to the fourth quarter you know listen give me just got there and go play be free and whatever happens happens Chris Boucher added twenty one points off the bench Jim would Brunson was the Mavericks top scorer with twenty one points represent one five in a row and it snapped the Dallas seven game road win streak to another big trouble
Lakers and Clippers continue to work on rosters
"Of course the Lakers and clippers continued to retool their rosters Lakers agreeing to terms with guard Avery Bailey in the clips re signed forward to Michael green LA squads are NBA finals favorites with the Lakers led by lebron James and former Kentucky standout Anthony Davis the clippers of course with co why Leonard and Paul George and be given a wise move a new mission for trying to head coach Nick nurse I always said that you know when people ask me what was like coaching him and I always said the best thing was I got to stand there on the court side watch this guy go to work right and that was that was some mom never forget now we gotta go kick his
"nick nurse" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Amani Bates kid. These are the kid who plays he played brawny the other day that superstar that that one guy called in randomly about nice gator. Yeah. It is the most crazy thing. This ninth grader is. Lebron? Br he was like twice the size of Brian square like sixty points a game. And that's the kid out of Michigan. Exactly. Yeah. Yeah, because we had one of our listeners sent hey, you haven't heard about this guy you, you will because he's young. And he'll be the next big star thing. Stay player of the year is a ninth grader, and he played brawny the other day. So that's why I saw he was in the highlights. And wait, he was the state high school player of the year in Michigan as a freshman, I believe. So, yeah. But there are always those guys who are really good as a freshman and sophomore. And then they don't get much better than that. Like OJ mail in highschool was unbelievable. Cincinnati OJ mail was a rockstar, and then all of a sudden, we had seen the best of OJ mail when he was still in high school. I always maintained Purvis Ellison. Was that way? Louisville his freshman year. They won the title beat Duke. I don't know if Purvis got any better. I mean he was a good player. Member Billy Owens, Billy Owens was supposed to be the next Magic Johnson before everybody was going to be the next Michael Jordan. There was you were going to be the next Magic Johnson and Billy Owens, he went to Syracuse. I don't know if he got any better than he was at high school. We still couldn't shoot but six eight guy. Whereas he from Carlisle, Pennsylvania nice, buddy. This is your window draft. I'm yeah. I, we'll take a break, and we'll get more phone calls coming up. He's the head coach of the raptors. He's Nick nurse. He joins us coming up next year..
"nick nurse" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"We look very mature professional selfless thing that they both did I forgot to ask you one, Milwaukee question game three obviously the judgment. Everybody will remember is Colli guards Jaanus, clearly that is something you consider before the series. It's a card you have in your back pocket. Did you expect to play it in at some point? Did you hope not to play it? And who is there a conversation after game two in or between games two and three where you have to get kawaipuna room and say, okay, the thing we talked about? Are you ready to do it? It wasn't about turned into more of thing probably than than beforehand. I mean obviously, we got a lot of matchup scenarios a lot, you know, that teams got a lot of moving pieces, and sorta when you so there was a lot of them that was one and no, it was just was just in the prep leading up to game three you know, it was a quick walk up to him as we're gonna start you on yours tomorrow. See it looks like, and he's like, okay. Well, look, good Jewish stayed with yes, we stay. And that's what happened on some of the act, you know, you got all these ideas, and there is a lot. You know, there's a lot of of who's gonna guard, this guy and there's a rippling effect to two or three other things, and, and there's lots of options and usually go in there with, let's try them and test them and feel them out and see how it goes and sometimes it, it great. Sometimes it isn't in your off. It sometimes it's good one night, and not so good the next, and that's kind of what, what we're doing over there during the game is trying to figure all that stuff. I don't last question and I'll let you go because I want to stick to our time limit here. You know, I I've focused on a lot of the playoff moments in the high leverage moments I and, and some of the main characters in the story, I don't know you live. This is there is there something off the beaten path that was special to you from this season or this playoff run. Is there is there a person that we haven't mentioned that was special to is their game that was, you know? Forgotten because it was gained forty one of the regular season. Is there something we have in hit that's a moment or a person or a game that you will remember is like yeah? We won the championship this season, this thing for whatever reasons sticks out to me. Well, there's a lot of yak, and my, this probably a couple of them and you've probably. All you've probably heard about one, which which is worth repeating anyway, and then, then the other one maybe was such a big difference with the lesser one. I know we went to San Antonio in the choir return game and got her doors blown off. And there was a lot of little bit of talked about, you know, you know the team which is a big game. They couldn't hand over pressure. The big game and blah, blah, blah. And we turned around, I think it was the next night, and went to Milwaukee a double header and one in Milwaukee, and that showed me a lot that this team has a lot of plight courage and belief. Right. Pretty pretty low moment and putting bursting moment down there San Antonio for for all. And I think that was a bit of a coming together about team right there. And then obviously the other one was really, really cool. Especially for me, you know my mother passed away right in the middle of the season or early in the season..
"nick nurse" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"We lost all our players to call ups, and they were great. And then all of a sudden, we'd get back home in the city. The Moines was going crazy, 'cause we were up on we had to hold games where we're gonna win the delete title and, and they were planning parades and asking us for ring sizes definitely went out and got beat by about twenty five. I was just trying to tell that story to say the guys, they listened, everybody's gonna try to take some places that you're not to yet. You can't let that happen. And so I started telling the story about parade. If any quite jumped in the militant delete that I'm, I'm done listening. Story. So I had to take the heckling and move on. But I showed him pictures next day, and it was like fifteen thousand people became I kinda show him it was I oh, man. It was a big deal dealing championship and devoid. Big deal. Anyway, now going back. One last thing that I have to ask, where also it'd be derelict of duty. Do you have any feel for what he's going to do? Or do you just throw your hands up and say, I'll find out when everybody else does? Yeah. I have no no idea. I haven't even talked to him about it. I'm gonna see him. I believe tomorrow morning leaving tomorrow afternoon night somewhere. I'm gonna see him tomorrow. So I'll ask him a let you know what he has to ask them. And just call me up until tell me what the answers, let's go back to Milwaukee as we as we reach toward the end of our time here I do feel like game three of that series is going to be a little bit loss to history, given that you in the in the memory of that series you. You kinda rolled them for straight but that's not quite what happened in that game. Three was an absolutely wild double overtime game where you lead the whole game. And they just kept on, like we're within six eight we're not getting blown out, then they came back. And they came back and tied it in the fourth quarter, I believe PASCAL missed a couple of free. Throws. They came back and raised a four point deficit in the first overtime Kyle fouled out in regulation. I think norm Powell fouled out in overtime at some point that's an absolutely wild game. I don't know if there's a if there's a moment you remember from between overtimes or in overtime where the craziness of it hit, you or the danger of. Okay. This game that we controlled from six eight ten it just felt like a game. We were control of is now slipping a little bit out of our control or was it just, you know, we got this if we just sustain a little bit. I, I think didn't really feel like it was getting away from us. I you know, each of the regulation overtime, I mean, we were just wouldn't finish. I mean it wouldn't all just wouldn't bounce way or wouldn't make exact play. But we were again seemingly with the ball in the lead or tied in with the ball. You know, whenever we needed it. And again I thought we played great the whole game like you mentioned we were kinda eight ten old game. It reminded me a little bit of game one. I thought we like lately out him in game one and got out of there with a loss, you know, somehow and I was just trying to prevent that from happening again because I'm like I love the way we played them and game one and game three and to another story they clobbered us and doing too. But even in game came out at you. I mean I believe you one like the last three quarters of that game and some teams take solace in that in some teams don't it sounds it sounds like you didn't. It sounds like you just got real well with okay. I mean, we did play pretty decent second half back. But I always say that's one of these things in the NBA to do when you're when you're down twenty and cut it to six or eight that happens quite a bit. You know it's not I don't take much solace that, but, but again I think the games one three we played well enough to win..
"nick nurse" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Scowling and aiding and he was just playing differently when and and was going, you know, ten assists tonight, twelve assists, you know, over ten night and. And I don't know. I kinda liked it as well. Except for we just needed him to be a tad more aggressive. Right. And that kind of fellow into place later on Colli is such a mystery to people that literally an article about things he liked to say, in college became a sensation because just like what does Colli say because it's like a story and they were funny things. So I get why it became a sensation. Now, t-shirt and billboard and everything do you feel and you've told the story about your first meeting with him? Many times about how you thought, oh man. This is like this might be a short meeting in, I got to come out with things to say and it turned into a big basketball, Q and A. And there's diagrams on the whiteboard. Do you feel a year later? Whatever eleven months later, after the trade almost exactly a month. Actually, do you feel that you'd know Colli Leonard, as a human being much like much better than you did a year ago? Like like if you and I were strangers a year ago. You would expect after a year of close interaction, you would know me really, really. Well, do you know Kawai really, really well. A lot better. And I really like the level of our relationship and all of our communication, you know, I if we were going into that meeting tomorrow would certainly have different field for me. It's a lot better. And I think again, I think this whole thing about him, you know, not saying they acquired as almost played out when he was unbelievable yesterday as the parades. Is absolute stole the show. Yeah. And, and he does that constantly like funniest guy in the film room because he waits delivers the knockout punch man, you know. And he was like you just don't know. I think he's, he's coaching talks to me, a lot of during the games about the games and the others in the film, he talks a lot. I think it's, it's probably we miss reading him a bit in that way. Any punch lines you remember because I think I heard one only the season killed go ahead. Which one did you hear? Well, I think I can't remember how I heard this, but I think there was you were talking about the your experience in the D league at one point. And he just kinda piped up from the back room. I coach we really talking about the daily here. Let's go like someone in a funny way not into dismissive way. But that that's when I heard. But maybe I'm hearing like, you know, a game of telephone or something. Yeah. Again, I gotta remember what to it was. I think it was. I think it was Milwaukee. And I think we've gone up three two in, we're coming home. That's exactly what it was coming home. And I just was relating. You know I go in there and I don't talk. About those games much because, you know. Good for the different level. But I just want told him that one time in the delete, we wanna Dame one on the road is actually gets real grand valley, and nobody really expected us to, and we went down there and one..
"nick nurse" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Is astonished that from those places he has risen to this place and you have not cooperated in that story because you are not astonished, and you are I think maybe I shouldn't be back. But, but I think it's kind of the story of your team, your legitimately just like when you say I coached in these games, I drew a place in the British league, and I manage egos and rosters and this and that and it's kinda the same game. The players are just better. And there is like I obviously, there are moments of stress and tension. But people want you to be. Minor-league off, shocks coach in all of what's happening. And you have not been like that, like you kind of our unruffled and unsurprised by all of this. Right. You had faith in your own ability, and obviously the players you got. But none of this is like, shocking to you in on a level that I think surprises people. Yeah, I don't know. And I think I think that, you know, when I kind of I came to the NBA and talk to other coaches in the NBA and stuff they would they would, you know, they would say, a lot of things like you know, this isn't the delete anymore. You can't do that stuff for the NBA. And, and I was scratching my head knows exactly what we were doing. I'm like, like you know what I just kind of kept seeing the similarities of, of running a practice, you know, running film session scouting for opponents and having a desire to try to get your guys to play as good as they could together and it's hard as they could. That's really covers a lot and the game of basketball. Listen, it was big. It was that was big. When you look out and see whatever five hundred media, people seven hundred media people watching practice. You know it wasn't like that in any coached in. But again, I thought it was so. I almost felt so secluded from all that stuff because, you know, it's a pretty tight schedule. And when you're done with that you're cutting back in your room, watching film, you know, and, and I don't know, just, just tried to believe in myself Zach and, and have confidence. And I think we had a great team and they played their guts out that goes a long way in any of the a, a question that the people demand to know the answer to what is one is, as, as the subject of both. Now memes. What is Nick nurses, favourite, Nick, nurse me is it Nick nurse walking off the plane with the Qatar over his shoulder like a rockstar, or is it the Nick nurse? Open mouth astonished at a bad call against Orlando clip than that went viral, which is the better, Nick in the in from you, which is better. So this is which one do I. Well, lee. Yeah. Okay. Which one do I like better? You hate both. I don't know. I don't I don't particularly like either one of them. If I'll take the open mouth on the open mouth, one makes people laugh more. So there you go. Why don't you like to Qatar when you look so cool? Yeah. I don't know. Like trying to go for that. Look, I just, you know. Trying to get my, my guitar I stress leading to the Otago, man, speaking of musical instruments. I hope that I hope that I've heard this accurately, and my prompt is going to prompt you to tell the story that I'm thinking of, but I believe having won the NBA championship. Again, speaking of musical instruments, you are now you have now vowed to return to San Francisco and purchase a high end PNO..
"nick nurse" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"And now the low post, welcome to the low post podcast, where I am thrilled to be joined in a tradition that Steve Kerr started, and I will beg people to continue for as long as possible by the by the head coach of the two thousand nineteen NBA champion Toronto. Raptors Mr. Nick nurse. How you doing? I'm good. Zaks is great to be on your show. I'm I'm honored man, you and I go back a little ways. And I don't know. I'm glad to be finally making the parents and under under good circumstances, right? Yeah. Not not bad. So, so you just want to championship let let's start. Let's start with the with the serious thing. I can do the fun things. Did you guys have any idea what in the world was going on yesterday when there was the shooting at the parade and the speeches just continued, and obviously mad Devlin than dresses the crowd? So, you know, something is going on. But I don't know what your did you have any idea. What was happening? I mean obviously when he was kinda. Tugging, Larry tanenbaum our owners shoulder there. I figured something big was going on. There's, there's just no way. They're gonna stop. You know, Larry speaking unless something's going on. And, and, and then obviously, you know, he said, we need some time and. And somebody went over and talk to, you know, some security on stage there and they said, there was a, you know possible. You know shooter. And that was that was what we knew until they until they came back. Well, obviously, I think four people were injured nonlife threatening. I haven't followed the story since. Thank God no one was killed. But obviously a joyous event in Toronto. The crowd was just absolutely insane. So it was the crowd was great. It was. I was really, really hoping, you know, Zach, you know, when you go to those things are really, really hoping that, you know, everybody's just say, first and foremost, and it's a it's a real, you know, it's a it's a mumber that we something like that happens. There's no doubt about it. So, so you won a few days ago, you had the locker room celebration, then you went to Vegas and then you came to Toronto personalized this for me. I mean you're this group that you've now worked with for many years and bend the head coach for whatever over one hundred games. Now, you have relationships with a lot of the coaches on your staff, that goes way back. You have relationships a lot of these players some new some old, what are the moments, maybe not even that you experienced? But you just watched in Las Vegas or in the locker room or, or the conversations what what's gonna stick out to you twenty years from now, from those forty eight hours of celebration. What was specialty? What are you gonna remember? I tell you what Zach is so much of it happening, and it's kinda all hard to take in, and I and I not really following it on TV or any of that kind of stuff. But today but today, I did I got up the smarting and, and recorded the parade from yesterday because that's the same thing. You're you're in the middle of this thing you don't really get it. But when you see the shots from above the camera people, and, and just they're, they're such excitement for them. That, that's a, that's a big memory just looking at this e people. And I think it just it was a big momentum thing. I think the thing is kept growing and growing the day went on and people were seeing on TV, and we're like I can't, I can't not be part of this. And it just kept getting bigger and better bigger. I dunno. Certainly, remember a really funky ending to the to the end of the game..
Toronto Raptors Win First NBA Title After Beating Warriors
"The Golden State Warriors, championship winning streak comes to an end as Toronto's raptors took the title last night, and are the new NBA champs. Raptors head coach Nick nurse means a lot for city in the country in for these players staff incredible group of people, it's the raptors first NBA title,
"nick nurse" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"We can get better. Now, a lot of people booked at a time of Nick nurse, and he was getting crushed by so many people because not only did. His team need a break, but he allowed Golden State, the get some rest, because Golden State was guest, mentally and physically when Kriton Richardson who played in the NBA for thirteen years. Join me last hour here and Freddie and Fitz. Symon ESPN radio. He said that time out hurt and it may cost the raptors, when it's all said and done clearly, the war retired. Right. Felt like calling that time out gave them a chance to catch. They breath to try and set defense and do all those things. But now we looking at it in hindsight. He clearly killed the moment for his team. He heist the crowd and he his team, and that gave the warriors that little gas that low chance to cast a ref and get it together. And they came back up. You have to wonder because this around the raptors team has shown, great resilience, no matter what's been thrown in front of them. They lose game one of the first NBA game in the playoffs this season. Two though. Landau magic same rafters, then down two games. The one the seventy Sixers in the. Second round series. And people think that's going to be it. They won that one then in the Eastern Conference finals, they're down to nothing Milwaukee Bucks. They had to stake ready to put it through their heart. That was the end of that. They went four in a row to get to the NBA finals. Then they get to the NBA finals. No. Kevin durant. No one had any faith in Toronto. Raptors they have been able to do a tremendous job all playoffs long. The quite all the doubters to knock back all the naysayers to get rid of all the haters to get to this point. And, you know, those people going to rear the ugly voices again, Nick nurse. You had to task nurse. You team up by six three games the one series, you're giving this Team New life by calling that time out and giving your team breaking giving them a break, but what did Nick nurse have to say about that? He was going to defend this position. Any defendant is strongly. I always think after game two in the Philly series. I said, listen, I expect to be a long series, right? I expect this one to be a long series. I'm not I'm not sitting here trying to think we should be this be that. But if you probably told me at the start of this thing, if we could fast forward three to lead you wanna take probably say, yes. Just had a quick question. I wanted to know the thought process behind Collina timeout while the raptors are making their own those two we took it three minute, Mark. Yeah. Well, we had two free ones that you lose under the three minute Mark, and we just came across and just. Decided to give those guys arrest and we had, we had back to back ones air, that we would have lost under the three minute, Mark. And just thought we could use the extra energy push Steve last question right here. NBA dot com. When you're up six with three minutes left. I are you more caffeine it in your teams poised to be able to close at that game? Are you have trepidation about the triggerman on the other side, that well, I think that in this in this day and age, I think, you know, up six three minutes to go doesn't mean a whole lot. You gotta you gotta keep playing and getting good shots and keep garden. We've been a really good close game team this year. Both ends of the floor. We were real. We really guarded in the second half we held them to twenty two each quarter, and I felt good at that point just needed to make a couple more plays. The words of Nick north around his head coach talking about the series and the time out, here's the deal, the first four games, I know. Kevin Durant was not in the side of the Golden State Warriors, but Nick nurse head coach Steve Kerr tonight, Nick, Nick, nurse, you got a team on the ropes defense. Hands at their sides. You get the ball in your best players hands. A guy who's been the best player in the series. A guy that was giving him the business in his own personal twelve to run. And you took the ball out of his ass Nick nurse. You took potential this series out of your teams hands as we've seen before you gave a team that a chance to come back and win asked the Atlanta Falcons. How they feel about letting the pages comeback SO. When they could have put them away in didn't you're the Toronto Raptors. You had a six point lead, and the frigging basketball with less than three minutes to play. When the goes, they was ready made not to give it up. But you could knock them out. You gave them new life, and they made you pay. Nicknames have been terrific. The majority of the first four games of this series. He outcoached Steve and the first four gains. But tonight Nick, nurse nurse, you have to wonder with your rapid fan and not how much did that could come at the cost of raptors and not just tonight and not just in a game six where Kevin Durant, and the Toronto. Raptors go from here. That's next on ESPN radio..
Lowe: What Kawhi and the Raptors have done to the Warriors
"Has been the better team for almost this entire series. I realized that the warriors have injuries. There's no question about that. The warriors just took this game. The why Leonard's been the best player in the playoffs. The best player tonight. He's been the best player in the series. They got your Mendes defense. Zach lowe. This is you've tracked the raptors for so long. They're a team that usually in the moment under pressure, doesn't liver. They've been delivering for a couple of months now. And here they get it again. It's a different team. That's why the team that crumbled under pressure had Rosen and some other players who are under steam anymore. This team has a guy who's already a finals MVP. And I think if they pull this off takes his place among the greatest modern day playoff performers ever. I mean, I don't think that's hyperbole. They win. And he's the finals MVP again. And you know what they did tonight. That was so smart. Because just like the warriors struggle with its anyone besides clay or Steph in this game. I think the rest of them shot under under forty percent. The raptors get concerned when they have to take quiet they bought five minutes when they took him out in the second quarter five minutes, and they actually. Made the deficit less to me. That was so keep because down the stretch Steph looks gassed, he's playing forty minutes, who is thirty six minutes. And I know that doesn't sound like a lot. But at the end of the game it is, it's a big difference. So Nick nurse handle quite beautifully tonight. And I mean he was just so far and away the best player on our priced. He keeps rolling out these lineups at the start of the second and fourth quarter that have both Lowrey and Leonard on the bench and they're playing even or winning. And like if the warriors can't win those minutes, they are not gonna win Saqlain tonight. They did not like when I watched the warriors right now they look like a team that has never gotten comfortable in this series because they don't know who's playing games a game. Now he's that would Nick nurse before game three and he said, you know, it's kinda like a Geely game. I have experience in this goes gonna play in every game like we're fine. We didn't know Klay was gonna play until ten minutes where the game we're fine with that. But for the warriors. I'm I'm poppin and everyone of these huddles like my job is the sideline reporter on on the radio here. It's kind of like big peeping, Tom like sneak in there. And listen and I'm really sure with us of different comparison, but go ahead. Okay. But you you're just get in there and get listened into the huddles. Sometimes you see these, where's WALDO? Will you know, moments where's Momo right every single
How the Warriors' All-Star injuries might change the NBA Finals
"I don't want to give you this update because I do think it's interesting. We just talked to Sean hike in for Bleacher report talking about Covad looney. And how he's going to be out, obviously, going to lean on bookie was very good in game two, but Klay Thompson, I, he, he was out last night, about eight minutes to go hit MRI today that indicated added mild hamstring strain of the hamstring. He is questionable for game three on Wednesday. That's brutal news. Kevon looney was balling out. Did not play in the second half of last night's game. He had an MRI today, and it says that he has non-displaced cartilage fractures, on the right side, which is right by the sternum there from if I'm correct? Right markets. Right. By the sternum it's ripped so he's out indefinitely, which is a brutal blow for the warriors. So we'll see if the adjustments that could make I think the fact that they split in Toronto, it really should bring the narrative of the entire series back. Before tip off of game one. Which is if the warriors, thank you. Thank you. Jake's. You should just said that should have just said questionable just hop on next time. But I do think it brings the narrative back to game before game one tip off where if the warriors are in control, but gonna win. That's my gut feeling right now. They're coming back home for two. That's right now, you're right exactly my fault. It's it's going to be wild Wednesday. It really is. And I think I think the warriors the warriors are back in control here because everybody was talking about how the Torah we had with spinning after game one, you said I mean, didn't the national narratives drive you nuts. To that is a controlling wait a minute. Time out. Stop traffic and they do it again. Do that. Again, fourteen seventeen to twelve. I know I know the, the fans of Toronto were very, very mellow. I heard Marcus Thompsons conversation with John and Tom last week at what's having a good time up there. But I think the national media just stopped traffic for second, because everyone hates the warriors nationally, not out here. They there, the villains. Wants to lose to the fact that the raptors instill game one. They outmanned up with the God game one put everybody in this spin that they were somehow and control the series when, in fact I had to see it yesterday if they could repeat the performance. Now they were damn good. But that third quarter warriors show that they are that much better. It was the classic third quarter warriors gone around. Yeah. I mean we've seen that somebody times out of halftime, making the right adjustments. We've seen it so many times that come on third quarter they smoke you and they opened it up with an eighteen run. Like I said a seventeen point swing down five twelve. Well. I stop that. That's so impossible. If, if you're Nick, nurse you're pulled whatever hair, you have left out. I didn't know them Shah's from massage from Drake from dictators Saggio Drake.
"nick nurse" Discussed on Open Floor
"I look at on turnovers and I look at his assist turnover ratio, and I think we saw that in game one where like they were a little bit loose with the ball and just kind of all over the place. And that's the type of thing that allows a guy like Siaka to get rolling and become become twice as dangerous. Yeah. I mean, they've been harping on their turnovers and that being kind of the differentiator between when they're playing well when they're playing poorly for pretty much since the start of this Kerr curry era because curry is usually the guy where like if he's really getting loose with it, then everything kind of breaks down and gets ugly. But tonight I think it was a combination of some loosey-goosey nece, but also a lot of. Good pressure defense by Toronto and a lot of really good help defense on the backside to when they're trying to make those extra passes through the defense, lots of long arms deflections. And then they're taking off and running with it before the game Nick nurse said like the number that he was going to stress in his pregame. Comments was transition defense and goes state finish seventeen fast-break points. But a lot of those came super late in the game they controlled the pace the whole way through, like your mentioned, Toronto did a much better job turning defense into offense. And Siaka is so long that when he's in the open floor. There's not really anything that anyone can do like Draymond a great rim-protector, right? But it's much harder to defend the rim. At full speed. When Siaka GMs catching a pass in stride and trying to dunk over you than it is to prepare, get yourself set, you know, and jump in the half court and contested shot that way. So I don't know what you're really supposed to do. Other than not turn the ball over getting back like, that's you know that's not really like a like a, a were. Workable formula? Yeah. And see how come deserves a ton of credit for number one working his ass off over the last three years and becoming a Draymond said in the post game Seok comes guy now, which is a great way to put it because he is someone you just have to take seriously. Somebody killed Trayvon on in game one guy killed dream and dream was pretty honest about that. And said I need to be better and I will. And so we'll see where we are after game two but most guys can't go full sprint down the floor and, and then sort of finish with these, but Siaka pulled it off credit to him credit to the raptors. Are we burying the lead here, though? I mean, Golden State has seven foot frontcourt player who's a skilled defensive player who's an incredible score who could build out some of Golden State's ofensive issues, and who would have definitely helped in this battle with. Why and Siaka and his name's Kevin. Durant? Right. Do we feel like the takeaway from game? One was Golden State really needs him in this series that was certainly might take away sitting there watching it to be clear, though. You never thought the opposite. Right. What do you mean? Like you never thought Golden State doesn't need Katie. I'd never did. Never did I had to be honest. If you wanna say, do the warriors play a much more entertaining, brand of basketball with Katie. I don't even know if that's an argument at this point..
"nick nurse" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"And the ad the interview of messiah was like you know what I really liked Nick nurse. Wow. Really, like Nick nurse. They didn't offer to them. And maybe he would have gotten both offers and guided Milwaukee anyway. But he wanted Nick nurse in this job. And I think we can say that Nick nurse out coach food Holzer in that last series. And, you know, it's going to be interesting to see the chessmaster, Jean what, what Steve Kerr because Steve Kerr did a phenomenal job, obviously, we saw the Western Conference finals. What is he going to do in game two? I do think the warriors are feeling. Okay. Because they're saying see just had the game of his life Casale. We're gonna we're gonna clean that up and we're going to still hold Kawai down and they're going to say we still have we still have Durant? And yet with countdown to we the say game three probably. Boogie was okay minutes for bogey did eight minutes. I did think he was. Okay. I thought his passion was very good. I thought he didn't try to score it on every touch. I thought he made good reads, it's just really hard of the speed with which this is moving to drop him in. And the one thing I watched Steph curry, tell him get to the block yet to the block. I just don't know Brian I need to rewatch the game. But I think this is probably one of the harder decision. Steve Kerr's had to make an his careers. How do you implement them? You know what's the best Houston? And are there nights where maybe they can? And how does to Marcus react to that? That would not be easy for proud of pride full talented guy like him. Well, we've got two days now to digest, as we will talk about it a lot. We are going to wrap this up. Thank you for listening to the hoop collective, we're going to do this after every game with. Are fantastic. Crews that we have here doors. Thank you so much. Awesome. The heavy job anytime I can work with cast because she left my crew. She's, you know, she's too big for this is that was doors. Berg, telling the biggest live and I'll take it because, you know, thank you Cassidy and we will you'll be talking to you later in the week. Dude. Your nose is bleeding. Yeah. I think it might still be believing. What happened? I thought I had good seats at a game that was stuck in the four hundred. That was three days ago. They were super high up. I felt like I was summoning Everest look next time, just go to vivid seats. Tickets are one hundred percent authentic and you can even see where your seat is before you buy, it can't believe I'm going to say this your genius. Well, you welcome. I kind of am. We're on the ten minutes. Maybe we should get that Kleenex out of your nose.
"nick nurse" Discussed on WEEI
"That didn't away any fly in there. And I thought he made some game winning rebounds. Nick nurse about his star player by littered after their victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in game six of the Eastern Conference finals Thaba quite a second sidebar about Nick, nurse two things one, I hate his Nick nurse at his in in hat. I don't know if he specially got that made because I can't imagine that the in in Nike hat is like easy to find so it feels like he went to like the store in the mall and had them put the end in the end on the hat. That was just a regular Nike hat, like, hey, this is the plan. I put a double in there, because I don't think Nike specially made Nick nurse hat, also about Nick nurse while we talked at length about Fred vanfleet having a child last week, and then playing really solid. Basketball while we talked about that, apparently relates on CBS sports apparently Nick nurse had a kid as well. And nobody was talking about it. Nick nurse had a on Monday. What are these raptors guys doing again, played a little bit better because it's one thing for Fred. Vanfleet till like oh I gotta miss the game. And you know, see the kidney born coach to come on, guys. What if you've been on the other schedule? What if the Eastern Conference have been on different days? There'd been a really interesting decision for them, but congrats to the new daddy's Nick, nurse and Fred vanfleet, I believe they both actually already had children Gretz on the new additions to the families to the nurse and vanfleet family quite baby gift was carrying you to the eastern part to the NBA finals. That's what he got you so quiet littered with the. Amazing run so far through the playoffs. I mean frankly, we haven't seen a run quite like this from a singular star on a team that doesn't have another legit star around him. Coke, Kyle our is not star. Okay. Not a star certainly not the playoffs. We haven't seen a solo star run like this a very long time. It's been a while since we've seen someone able to accomplish something like this, and for a franchise that's filled with panic in the playoffs. For a franchise that has a history of failure in the playoffs. Bet is the blow at franchise, cO island is perfect coli littered is perfect for them. He's perfect for them in the sense that his steely reserve gets so much done calming everyone down making sure that the situation is all good. Even when it looks like it's going bad. The emotion. Under control in both good and bad. Never looking too far ahead, quite littered is rarely and maybe never going to lose the series. When he's the best player on the court or his team is the best team. Leonard's never going to blow a playoff series because he couldn't get it done. That's not how he operates and that's not how he's going to allow these teams to operate, and I would go as far as to say, I can't think of a number current today star in the NBA that could have done, what did this year, which was with this Toronto team everything they've been through everything they've done and is the locomotive that gets them to the NBA finals Durant couldn't have done it, because he doesn't he's not as, as adept on the other end of the floor. Lebron couldn't have done it because I don't believe that his body would have held up at this level. And I just feel like the east would have got him a little bit kyri. Couldn't have done it. Curry couldn't have done it by himself. Tom. -sin coulda done going on co wives. The only guy that could have done this for the raptors. And that's why you trade for him. That's why you make this trade. That's why you give up what you did to get this guy. You didn't just trade for a superstar that was a big thing. The rockets used to do is they just tried to get a superstar, and they were chasing it, whoever, however, they could from Bosch to mellow to powder, Sol whatever ultimately when they settled for the right guy for the situation. They actually got the star. The raptors were not chasing any star. They were chasing these star for them, and that was quite littered at anything less than what they've got from the trade probably doesn't feel like it paid off. It was a significant trade. It turned eighteen into a long term year in year out contender in the east to a guaranteed one year Eastern Conference. Championship contender because, of course, Kawai is not signed through this year. He can go explore other things, and I would say it was likely that he was gonna play one year in Toronto and leave. So if he's only going to play one year, that was the thought when you got him, initially that it was just one year, then you need to make sure this, you're paid off, and it has even going to game seven losing game seven wouldn't have been enough. This run means something to the rafters, fan, base and franchise. Kalis the best player to ever put on a raptors uniform and play in it, and the raptors have their best team ever. And they have their most successful team ever. And now alternately you have an opportunity to win the championship. So while you want to have the celebration of getting to where you are, overcoming. Hurdles getting deeper than your team has ever been the big thing now is because you have quite littered because this is your guy you have a legitimate opportunity to find yourself. Hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy at the end of the series again all because of. Why? He was the perfect star for this team. And arguably the only star for this team that could have got it done. For a franchise that pay an exit is filled with failure in the playoffs to have a guy like Hawaii, Leonard who in his third year in the NBA had already played, I think seventy five or a had already played fifty eight playoff games and had an NBA finals MVP to have that guy on your team. That's what's catapulted? You now to the NBA championship at a match up with the Golden State Warriors, which I would love for the story to end differently, but you got the warriors on the docket. And unfortunately, for Toronto you potentially have two different warriors teams on the schedule because Kevin Durant status for game one, which is Thursday night is yet to be determined and status for the whole series is yet to be determined. So let's just say Golden State steals. One of the first two games in Toronto. That's kind of a bummer. They still won, but we can go to oracle. And we can win. And then in game three find out Durant's back. So you to beat them once, but they still want off your home court. So now they've got home court. And then they add back in one of the most dynamic scorers in the history of the NBA, and one of the best players in this year's NBA. That's rough. That is a daunting task. But at the same time you're there and you on your way they're just as good as they did. You have the best defense that the warriors will have played all year. You have one of the more efficient offenses with co why playing as well as he's playing. The warriors have not faced a defense that goes to the level that Toronto has in these playoffs. The warriors have not defended an offense that is as fishing as the raptors offense. It is not as easy as the warriors are the warriors. So they will defeat the raptors that they roll may end up being the case is that there's too much over on the Golden State side for Toronto overcome. But this is not Golden State versus a LeBron team that hobbled into the finals. This is not Golden State versus a Houston team that well, it's pretty much actually a bad matchup for them. This is certainly not Golden State routing Portland. This is Golden State with one of the most. But one of the most significant challengers in recent memory. It's a well coached team that's level headed that has their thoughts about them. The plays really good defense and gets points and gets buckets, when they need them. That's how you beat the Golden State Warriors, you make your team as a fishing pole as possible while making them as inefficient as possible. And if you were able to beat say, the k- dealers warriors early, and then he came back and you were able to beat the warriors with Katie and those are two of your early wins in this series. Then mentally, you've got the advantage over the Golden State Warriors. You've got a significant advantage over them. That's not easy to do. But if you do it, I like.
"nick nurse" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"We grieve said there s when dollar dramatical need him to fight through the shape sheriff should Nick nurse be ashamed of, and I have met a fact it's only one year into coaching career. And I'm already tau to make. No, I've had. I've had enough to skip. Really? Yes. I've had it up to here with him because he's not a doctor. He's trying to die. You just. Coach and the Lowry thing did shift my opinion of it, because why would you say so much about someone and so knowing better, plus give the relationship he'd been? How long has it been this way ks there? And he'd probably have the different relationship. I would agree. But that's why don't talk to members hard for any coach any relief to well. This isn't that we, we're not external relations glass. Okay, I'm gonna play basketball. Let y play basketball it when he raises a hand say, hey coach, I'm hurting because it, okay you need a night off. But it's the in the playoffs, you can't get a night up. He played nine consecutive games in the most he moved double that he's going to double that skip. So next year when he's in the midst of missing twelve straight games and they asked LeBron because he's a new Laker. You know, like what do you think of what's going on, with number two, when he was going to say, don't ask me, I've never spoken a word to the guy. Oh, the LeBron speak to. Yeah. I don't think so. But that's neither here nor there. We look Kawais injured contrary to what you Nick, nurse leak and Toronto doctors don't care about them to Ronald com and their well-qualified, but quiet knows this better than any is there his body, not their body really well, all I know is that number two is two games away from hitting the open market. And I think he's gonna hit it running limping he's gonna roll. So Milwaukee's gonna win. Yup. Is that what you're saying? Yeah. I'll give you this tonight is a legacy game for number two. This is one we do the legacy game for yards. Well either way, but I'm just saying if this guy could tough it up, but out on gut through it on the road. If he comes up bigger than Janas, does, again, he can't Janas can't pull a James harden guy lose game five when I call them court and then go on the road and lose game six and be out because he, I believe you'll win the MVP that you knew you. And I've been going back and forth. And I know you. Thought like all regular season and you don't want that on your resume in the regular season. And then you take that AOL. And when you up to the bucks, haven't lost three in a row all season. So this is a team that I mean obviously home porn advantage. But they're also upset with Drake lately, guys, the bucks are picking fights with drink and his sideline behavior.
"nick nurse" Discussed on WEEI
"Milwaukee. And so I ask him about the, the Janas Drake stuff, which we addressed in our number one will also just ask. What's the most concerning thing these last two games? What's changed now? Thinking of concerns navy. If you are the raptors I said last night on the show, I still wonder about collide Leonard and his health clearly not one hundred percent. While today we learned a little more from Nick nurse. He said, quote, he's feeling good no concerns at this point. He's good. Now, as far as Kyle Lowry believing that might be the more concerning injury would think co I was the one that look very good out there at times in terms of health. Right. Not hundred percent. Knicks Nick nurse said. About Kyle Lowry thumb injury non shooting in to quote, Kyle's hand is not great. You know, he's it's hurt and it's sore and it causes him a lot of pain, but he seems to be able to manage it through the game and do what he can do. And so that's the latest allow, and we'll have him ready to go fleet to Morrow night after the bucks, lost one twenty to one zero two raptors trying to take a three two advantage, the of course. But home court still in favor of walkie. So we'll talk some MBA at forty after coming up next our poll question of the night, it has to do with the NFL and coaches looking for that. I Lombardi trophy at first Super Bowl ring will tell you the options and try to figure out which of these coaches. We think has the best chance to win a crazy extortion.
"nick nurse" Discussed on The Starters
"And then he's Pippen defensively, like you take the best guy and shut him down. They're asking a ton from this guy who I still actually thinks still is a machine. So if anybody can do it, it's him. But yeah the fifty two minutes on the banged up leg in game three. Can you turn around and then hey guardians for forty forty possessions again? And you gotta give you gotta give us like thirty to thirty five like you got to get to the line, you know, ten to fifteen times, you gotta create ICU. You got Middleton Anya, then it's brogden. I mean you're asking a ton that's why like if the raps win this game tonight in order to them knowing the game, of course, Marcus all has to be like a fifteen ten guy again. Siaka gotta give you twenty Kyle's gotta give you around twenty has to hit a couple threes, at least they need like there's no way he can just quieten his do it yourself. There's just no way, especially if you're asking him to try and slowly on its down, who like you said is going to have a better game. So, yeah, it's not fair for quite Leonard Taft to do absolutely everything. But raptors coach Nick nurse that this is our season guard Jaanus and it's it worked for one game. But you could see why it's so taxing and why he didn't do it in the last series. He didn't guard Jimmy Butler. He was garden Ben Simmons or whoever and then game seven pick your spots gave seven okay? Jimmy Butler now. It happened in game three. It's this is a lot on his plate. Maybe they can ask the warriors for all phones on McKinney, or somebody like come come hell Pat McCoy. But you got you met look, you mentioned all those guys keeps that after play decent. They need somebody off the bench. Norman Powell has two good games in a row. And that's the one thousand nine hundred in game three. That's great. But it's just it's hard. You know, I, I would rather have Alfonzo McKinney out there somebody. They just they just they're desperate. They're desperate for seven eight nine. And is it Nick nurse's fault? Is it the trade for Markelle soul? Were they got rid of Dhillon rate? But Fred at the time was who they had trust in it'd be like, you know, frankly you can you can make some shots and not be awful for twelve games in a row. Then Wli was so bad in game three mom in Leila's. And this is rare lately. We're not like big texters back and forth. You and I know you know, if you're not my wife, you're almost certainly not getting text message. I'll apologize in advance JD apologize in advance. But Leon on I guess it was Sunday night. Game three tweets me or sorry. Text me, Danny, green and Fred van bleed. So. Leila nowhere. Just had to get off his chest. You wanted to tweet that. I'm sure but you're like Texas Texas takes it to someone who would receive it. Well, right. But it was just frustrating, watching them. They just clanking so many times if we find out after the series, one of them will both them were injured or carrying something then you'd be like. Okay, fine. But I mean Danny green, especially he had such a very good season for the raptors he was so good. And he's been bad most of the playoffs he hasn't. I mean what are you doing? The first round again. Still land. No, I'm not a really good gift threes in game five I think it was, but he was wind sanity, bring him I'm surprised. Senate hasn't had any getting a tape, I think, especially when Jodie Meeks is getting to. Yeah, that's true. I think that nurses, like as bad as especially van bleed is shooting the ball and he was one of eleven game three now hit a timely one, Danny green. I mean they did. If you're gonna hit only one shot make. Really truly both those guys have big shots. But he's like, at least with athlete. He does like his defense. He's like the guy plays hard on defense. Despite obviously being a little undersize. Oh, no doubt. And he's like games are ugly as it is. And he can't you much worse..
Raptors beat 76ers in Game 7 thriller on Kawhi Leonard's buzzer-beater
"NBA playoffs. Kawhi Leonard sending the raptors to the Eastern Conference finals as you've been hearing here on WCBS his buzzer beater, hit the rim four different times before going into beat the Sixers game seven in Toronto. Here's raptors coach Nick nurse. It looks like it's going in saying it was going in the whole time to me. I thought it was but Jit just obviously, it's a nice lucky balance. Right. But I thought we were very unlucky for a lot of that game. So came back to a slow bit
Major pressure on Raptors going into playoffs
"If Easter right now, let's talk about which team is the best in the east or at least which team. Do we have Preston? Are you guys down for this? Yeah. Okay. Let's start might as well start with the raptors even though we're going to get to the bucks. I'm really excited what Maliki Andrews next segment, but let's start with Iraq is because they lost at the buzzer. And that one heart thanks to generally on the Hornets are they lost? But right now fifty one wins on the season for behind the bucks. It'll be hard to catch the butts, even though the bucks are dealing with injuries and stuff. Are you guys feeling trust in the raptors especially coming this postseason because I think this postseason really matters. Everyone looks like as great as you guys are your regular season team when it comes to the postseason things really changed. And I think that's why messiah Jerry really made that difficult but necessary trade to get quite Leonard this year. I have a little bit more than the raptors are you on the same boat, buddy? I I predicted them to get to the NBA finals on the season started. I do have concerns that when I'm not talking about the first round I'm talking when we get to the second round after playing team like Philadelphia that it's going to get heavy dominated eyeso- bought the end of these games. And I think we see it during the year with. Colli asking him to be the closer at the end of these games. And there's been some good results. And there's not been not so good result. So yeah, I have concerns. I have concerns that cholera. It'd be a hundred percent when we get into playoffs here. He's certainly Nick up right now. I concern is that you have a rookie coach, Nick nurse. Who's never it's different. When you move one over. I mean, it really is. Now, he's the head coach and when you get into a seven game series. So yeah, I have I would say I have I have concerns for Toronto kind of where they are right now fifty one in twenty three. Yeah. And you also if you look at it. There's a lot of pressure. I feel like with this Toronto team for what they failed to do if they put on a good show during the regular season. And we know what the postseason has been of this franchise. But I think when you move a piece as popular in Toronto's demar rose and arguably more popular than Vince Carter was in his prime there for the length of time that he was there you could argue that's how big of an impact that this guy had in Toronto. And when you make that change of bringing quiet, Leonard. And then you when you make other changes like valid Shuna. So you bring in a guy like Marcus soul, who's a guy coming off the bench at this point right now, and providing that power and being that guy, I think when you made the moves the Toronto has made the pressure is on this team. I don't think it's as much about a one seater or not having a one c because as you look at previous champions at one seed is is not been in front of those teams names have won the title. But when you look at this Toronto team, they need to be healthy. These two stores have not played. Enough basketball as Toronto would've liked together this season as you look at as you look at Leonard in Lowery and for this team to find that groove and get going down the stretch. I don't think there's a team. I'm curious. What you guys think that has more pressure on them? You could maybe argue Golden State but outside of that. I think it's Toronto with the second most pressure in the NBA going into this this postseason. Yeah. I have to agree with you, Jordan. I do think that's Rhonda has a lot of pressure largely because of how they've exited at the hands of LeBron James or just being swept when they've had. I think NBA lead leading wins. Right. So there's a lot of pressure on
"nick nurse" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"Need all of that? How are so here's the question. I asked someone the other day, and I'd like to ask you guys, obviously quite Leonard's arrival in Toronto. Has made a huge difference. But he has missed some games. They still one big time. I think they beat the warriors. Why didn't they did you badly? How much if at all? Should we be giving the credit to Iowa native Nick nurse new head coach, Nick nurse? How do you guys? Try to separate the all coming here and figure out how in the world. They are this good evening is not around. I maybe this is a cop out, but I don't try to separate it. They are this good and coaches get get blamed for the loss. Look Hawaii Hawaii is showing us that he is if not all the way back he's pretty damn close to all the way back and has reminded us that he's one of the best few players in the league. So there's definitely something there. But you know, they're they're they're playing differently and they're playing better than they had even with even with really good talent last year. So I give a lot of the credit to Nick nurse and remembered Nick nurse was the brain trust behind their flip in strategy last year, and until they got to the place for for sure. But but that team became a much more three point reliant team. And that to me sort of starts that philosophical shifts that moves them at at least philosophically away from debar Rosen. And I think the Marta Rosen as he's the face. He was the face of that franchise. But I'm not sure if he was a positive player as a superstar, and to me, Nick nurse is the author of the philosophy that these rappers have also had the best Sager jacket of anybody. He gets a little extra. Remember, what was the? Was like a paisley sparkly blue Khanna deal. You know, this is a very very Iowan move. They make us very very stylish in Iowa. No, they don't read for for grave on the show. Speaking of being a little a little timid dive into trying to figure things out the Paul George thing. Threw me for a loop in terms. What I thought I could accurately guesstimate in terms of what we're gonna do or not do. Let me just ask you best. Guess likelihood? Let's say the Rattlers make these conference finals or better that Leonard sticks around obviously, the thunder didn't do that. And you don't have to stay out of this one. Oh, I gotta stay out. I gotta stay on that you find. Flaming whatever's going on. Agency. The chance that he stays in Toronto. I want him to. So it comes to. City great city embraced. Outside of New York. I'm gonna take New York LA out of it because they're New York and LA. So so you're saying top five it's called the NBA city. Miami's in the conversation Phoenix. For me. I love Portland, but I know that NBA players don't feel that way. Can't go Chicago's not I love you Chicago. But no, I think Toronto is San Francisco. San Francisco is absolutely San Francisco might be number one. Actually, San Francisco's pretty amazing Toronto top five Toronto's in the conversation about that. It's no Minneapolis right for group. I mean, nothing is the read once came on here in made the case of me. I was with the top three American city. I do. Qualifying with the summer, and he started backpedaling guy. But I'm not gonna love you're on the air there. I'm from there. Go art high school classroom ninety six but not of three Americans said he just because I lived there all like come on read between that and the Durante grow the drain. Take is completely. Correct. Minneapolis top ten on record. Now, top five NBA cities. I don't care New York and LA Adam or don't we want you on record New York LA bay area, Boston Miami, you understand that Minneapolis is an MBA city. So you've just contradicted or they don't they don't play NBA and the summer there. Finals. Record for you down for posterity. Boston boston. Boston's really cool the weird blessed? But yeah, that's an interesting. I'm trying to think I I love Portland, Oregon, Miami has to be I mean, Miami has listening. It's like Miami. Right. And also for an MBA if you're an MBA person like you, and I we're going to go have dinner at the show, we're getting off at NBA hours because we're in New York City. You can't do that everywhere in Miami. You can reservations at five AM on a Tuesday. And it's like busy like all you have to wait a little, and that's why they call it. The Minneapolis of south Florida. They do call it the Minneapolis. I've heard of saying of we have three three nights there two road trips ago. It was not terrible. Did you get see the only problem is you can't relax right? Like how exhaust where you coming on? I'd ever I never slept in my very, but who wants to relax my that. That's why whatever year it was the the Miami Heat vs Spurs files of perfect thousand ten I was hanging out with Jim Jackson, and Gary Payton, which sounds dangerous was dangerous. There were thirteen ten eleven was no swell. Atari was twelve. I guess you guys wanna do this again soon. You'll have me your back in March. Absolutely. And read can you if you can leave your top three American city..
"nick nurse" Discussed on The NBA Show
"You know trade ear from that's always posssibility too but you gotta do everything in your power to fix it because he is transcendent level player who was only gonna be twenty seven he can have another ten great years ahead of them let me ask you about a couple of coaching news because they have happened since we last spoke and it has the raptors hundred nick nurse and that happened yesterday and then we since we last folk the pistons made it official and they hired dwayne casey one thing one thing nickname like that that's not official official it's like i believe it was just reported by woes and they're like working out details you can't get more official than that i've had you know i had executives in the in the nba tell me they found out stuff from whoa jr before like through the league wire or someone like in in the respect in front of the big evil in the league get it for road i love loads unbelievable so let's assume that that report is correct and that nick nurse is going to be the head coach of the toronto raptors in the pistons hired dwayne casey this is so reminiscent it's almost like i'm having deja vu because once upon a time i covered a coach in lionel holland's who was who went to the garbage finals set a franchise record for wins and then his contract was not renewed because of disagreements between him in front office ownership etc.
World Cup 2026: United States, Canada and Mexico Win FIFA Vote
"Mark allen thank you so much and once again top of the morning everyone breaking news this morning united states canada and mexico won their joint bid to host the two thousand twenty six world cup now the two thousand eighteen world cup soccer tournament begins tomorrow in russia spain just fired their head coach yesterday he accepted the job to be the head coach of real madrid when the world cup tournament is over but spain's national team governing body didn't wait thought he acted inappropriately so they fired him spain goes into the world cup without their head coach jim golf the second major of the year tees off tomorrow morning the us open shinnecock hills and southampton new york major league baseball the reds over the royals five to one san diego beat st louis four to white sox topping cleveland five to one the walkie over the cubs for nothing minnesota beat detroit six four iowa cubs on the road tonight playing at reno to the nba iowa native nick nurse now the head coach of the toronto raptors i'm mark allen for newsradio ten forty w way joe thank you very much markets.
Gregorius homers twice, Harper hit twice, Yanks top Nats 3-0 (Jun 12, 2018)
"Injury and the cubs they're in milwaukee for game two of their series they've secured first place for the moment up a half game with tattered chat with on the mound against chase anderson tonight here it on six seventy the score and we're giving away cubs tickets coming up on thursday afternoon just two weeks ago milwaukee had four and a half game lead on the cubs it was charity day for the women and wives of the brewers and cubs that noon first pitch and a softball game one by the brewers wives tend to three for reviving baseball in the inner cities nba nick nurse is the new head coach of the toronto raptors he's assistant coach gets the promotion golden state celebrated its championship out in the bay area today same story for the stanley cup champion washington capitals in our nation's capital blackhawks get something done on a contract for their former number one pick defenseman anri zhou key hiroo a three year contract for the eighteen year old who played for portland the whol last year and had seventy one points most in that franchise's history in twenty four years member reggie bush star running back the saint louis rams are going to have to pay up looks like where the former saint louis rams now the los angeles rams with the saint louis jury ordering today the pay bush twelve and a half million dollars for a severe knee injury suffered at saint louis stadium in two thousand fifteen the last year before they moved to la he slipped on concrete going out of bounds in a game november of two thousand fifteen the.
Raptors assistant coach promoted to head coach
"The batter's box against matt albers in a tie game anthony result can launch one he does right by a score of two resort where they coming home run and listen to the cub fans here at miller park now the cubs pylon for five runs in the eleven six digits over their last four bats after being down to one most of the game they take over first by a half game over the brewers with a seven two two victory in eleven innings pat you six seventy to score he'll be back tonight calling the action with the cubs going with tyler chat with against the brewers and chase anderson tonight cleveland four nothing win over the white sox makes them four and all over the socks this season after getting shut out onto hits by carlos carrasco loss for lucas g lido the white sox turned to james shields against cleveland at home tonight and adam politico who's expected up from the minors he gave a five runs in a cleveland win against the socks couple of weeks ago so he's hit the nhl washington capital stanley cup championship rate is underway in dc the golden state warriors nba title parade begins around one o'clock in downtown oakland a prominent report says the toronto raptors are gonna name assistant nick nurse the new head coach of the raptors as promotion and it'll be nurses i head coaching job in the nba with toronto the sky try to break a two game losing streak plan wnba ball at seattle the head coach of spain's national soccer team hulan lopez taghi is taking over as manager of the prized club real madrid low peggy replaces entity and saddam quit recently unbeaten heavyweight champ santa joshua and deontay wilder have agreed to a title unification bout in the the uk this fall wildest trainer says they've agreed to terms american wilders forty and oh brit joshua's twentyone and all the split the titles each holding them the blackhawks agree to terms with defenseman henry jokey are you on a three year contract last year's first round draft pick is just eighteen years old northwestern ads transfer quarterback hunter johnson from clemson once ranked the top cuban is class johnson is expected to compete for a job with the wildcats after next season the us open tees off thursday at shinnecock hills in new york practice rounds today tiger woods says he's anxious to get going thursday afternoon on.