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Wolves fire Saunders, hire Finch as new coach
"We've got a head coaching change in the nba. The timber wolves have fired head coach. Saunders but i. I had a game to play brian. Sanders was coaching against the guy. He replaced tom sibito of the new york knicks. Having a great season there is game. Went down to the wire. Karl anthony towns had shot in the post to try and take the lead with thirty seconds left over his former teammate. Taj gibson but it rimmed out on a rim in madison square garden. Where the ball. Just capterra women out on sunday and that was ryan saunders. Final quarter as head. Coach of the minnesota timberwolves took over for his late father. Flip saunders in twenty nineteen thirty four year old had a string of injuries to deal with and played many many close games and the timber wolves already have saunders replacement chris finch who was a raptors assistant coach. This season has been given a multi year deal by the minnesota timberwolves to coach them full time. It's a rare move to pluck an assistant from another team. Mid season to take over job just doesn't happen very often. Usually the team that fires a head coach just moves their assistant over for a while at the very least when the full job search can be done until the full job search can be done in the off season but they had been looking at chris finch for a long time in fact he interviewed in twenty nineteen when ryan saunders was eventually given the job and finch like his good friend raptors head coach. Nick nurse coached abroad for a longtime uk. Germany and belgium then moved to the g. league and then was assistant in the nba for a decade. And he's an offensive specialist who worked with james harden in zion. Now he'll have the chance to work with karl. Anthony towns anthony edwards.
Fresh update on "nick nurses" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"All plumbers because of all the burst pipes and the recent winter storm plumbers from all over the U. S air going to Texas, this plumber from New Jersey's in Houston taking calls 15 minutes away. Texan Zahra Posting please and social media for plumbing help. Reacting to criticism that celebrity should not make political comments. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. I will never Shut up about things that Z. What's wrong? I preach about my people and I preach about, you know, equality, social injustice, Racism? Um, you know, a systematic, uh, voting. Voter suppression. James, Responding to comments from soccer's is late 10 Ibrahimovic of a C Milan James says it's ironic because Ibrahimovic said a few years back that experienced he experienced some racism in Sweden because of his Bosnian last name. Also in the N B, a. Drawing the shortest straw stepping up in a history making pandemic. He makes good ABC. Joey Wall, the only member of the Raptors staff, cleared to coach Assistant Sergio Scary Ola leading Toronto last night's win over the Rockets. This is covert protocols now sidelined the rest of the Rapture staff, including head coach Nick Nurse, You difference not not really, really that mattering to make it really, really something scary alot, Spain's highly successful national team coach just out of court. In teams, ABC News Homo traffic.
Is This An End Of An Era For The Raptors?
"Yeah, this was this is Rock Bottom in the Navy for actors team that everything I said about them State of the Union. Okay this moment. I can't believe what's happening this team a team that could execute defensive game plans, like nobody's business box and one Tatum out of games cut off camera from a playoff series. I don't like it's just hard right now. I don't know what's going on with that you okay though. This is what I want to know. Now I'm going how are you doing? Yeah. Yeah, like I'm worried about you seeing an end of an era with this team and they were fun Squad they what they wanted the most unexpected Championship ever in 2019, 2010-2020. They delivered us one of the best playoff series we've seen, you know, serious that needed a crowd looking back on it was so good that we needed like the memory of the crowd reaction to those games. I know it's dead like this team is just in shambles. I I like I don't know what else to say. And you know, Nick nurse was kind of laughing free game talking about all the adjustments. They were going to make an do any of them really worked extra Wings some of the deeper bench guys Matt Thomas and seriously. What are we talking about here Serge Ibaka was great in the playoffs. We all know Marcus all struggled immensely them. So those losses were something there. I gave the team still intact and they just aren't locked in. We know Pascal siakam is in a different world than where he was before the contract extension and the last postseason berth. So they have an issue on their hands and Jimmy you said a couple of games ago has Nick nurse lost that team. It might not be any of his own. I mean they they really are in a tough position being down in Tampa Bay house where nobody lives where are beans is renting a condo and like everybody's just kind of camped out hundreds of miles from home and they're playing you two straight games on the road there in an impossible situation, but one in fact, I mean that's just
Pacers Hire Nate Bjorkgren As Head Coach
"The Indiana Pacers have a new head coach. Former Toronto Raptors assistant Nate Byork Rin will take over the reins. The 45 year old has won both the NBA title and Aggie League title as an assistant coach. Under Raptors coach Nick Nurse Be organise an Iowa native with four years of assistant coaching experience in the N B
Indiana Pacers to hire Toronto Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as new head coach
"The Indiana Pacers have named former Toronto Raptors assistant coach Nate your current as their new head coach. 45 Year old began working with current Raptors coach Nick Nurse Julie starting in 2011 in Iowa, before reuniting in Toronto in 2018 for the team's championship
"nick nurses" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby
"People. What they want is recording podcast exclusive content, Jalen. It's Friday. We have weekend coming up something happened yesterday that really made me. Sad maybe really evaluate my life where I met as a person. Did you peyton manning on the beach and you see Peyton manning this? Picture he's dead six pack the sheriff. On six pack. You expect him to look like that with his shirt off. I didn't have any expectations actually away paid many might look a shirt off. It was just it's one of the this because he's older let myself. But man man. Jail and we also have some news here. This is interesting to me. Mike Tony is no longer coach of the Houston Rockets Graham. and. There's rumors that he could potentially join Steve Nashes staff with the nets. What do you think about Dan Tony Your former coach? Being an assistant with the mets. That's GonNa Happen. Somebody that. Has Been in the locker room both of those guys. Steve Nash was a two time MVP onto my Dantonio tutelage. This is the first time as a head coach. ended up being in indirect perfect storm in a lot of ways for Nash as he took the Niche job, the person who hired him Sean marks was also on that team. Is. So my Dad Tony doesn't have to rush to another job. Indirectly almost like Todd Lue did joining Doc Rivers Staff. Now you go join the net staff bring your experience. Offensively, in particular would sue the greatest. Limits a players in the game. In K. D. and See if you can maximize their talent. I would just keep doing his word out there. So everybody could get used to it. Katie Center. CANEY center he'll be two minutes to go in the game. Get Ready. Katie going to be out there garden jaanus speaking of outdoor gardens Bam he'll be out there. Being guarded by. Our stretch mark five. Yokich Katie. I love this nets roster. I think people are sleeping on the nets because when you look at the East and the bubble, you know people are talking about the Celtics and they're talking about the sixers and the raptors the heat of people are sleeping on the net the nets they didn't look bad without Katie you re and they've got jared Allen. Berg Joe Harris Like I love this nets roster. I have high expectations for this team and Katie is going to be all the way back from the Achilles because he has had months and months and months to Rehab himself and get back I'm so excited for this. You know what I think. I'm nets fan now. I. Think I'm GonNa Nets Fan next year..
"nick nurses" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby
"And don't forget about some of those other guys they've been developing some some players as well. I thought they had a great bubble they they were one of the surprise of the bubble. Dinwiddie and The Vert and all those guys they got come to Joe Harris Jared Allen I. Mean. There's a lot of guys you can name there and of course. Canadian Steve Nash over at the helm. So expecting big things out of the mets next year for sure. Coach who was one of the more challenging things about the entire bubble experienced. You don't what I'll be honest with you. It was. The people you going to play with constantly play against I mean you know you're in a tough playoff series and You come off the elevator and I'd bump into Brad Stevens and that'd be. Hey. Brad. How was breakfast? How's breakfast today? You know I mean I really want. Really WANNA be chopping it up or Chitchat I was trying to. Game face on and that was L., is one of the most challenging things I'm sure you can relate to that Jalen for sure. One of my favorite things about you coach that you have your own logo I think you're the only head coach in the NBA with their own. Where on your? Now, what's the story behind your own logo? Well. It's here I'm sporting. As you can see, you can get that to support the foundation if you want if you wanna one of those, but it started out as a little tm, Travis Mathews and. Nike came by and said Hey let's do it. Kind of looks like your initials. Let's make your own and Enron. So they they made like four of them. Produce like four of them and that. Kind of call and the playoffs last year and we start selling them through the website. But again, all the money goes to the foundation helping low kids here in. Toronto for sure. That's awesome that you continue to give back to the community. Once Lebron James Wins it's fourth championship and his four finals. MVP's you know how this works the comparisons to Michael Jordan start to have. Who Do you think? The. Greatest Basketball Player of all time. You get me on that one Jalen absolutely tied. Right. I mean listen I ran. Is Jordan was the greatest but man I've gone against the Brown enough to know that he's the greatest to it's just to to the greatest layers and man with with all he's done. I. Usually when I bump into Lebron, I tell thank you for all. He's done for the League you know and obviously you do the same anytime. You see Jordan because we're all happy and lucky to be a part of what they've helped create. You've had the misfortune of going up against Lebron and many many playoff series. What's it like to prepare to play Lebron James? Lead team. Well, it's tough right because you gotta come up with. A lot of different. Game.
"nick nurses" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby
"Welcome back to Jalen and Jacoby we have the honour. We have the privilege of being joined right now by the head coach of the Toronto Raptors. Nick. Nurse. is on the show. Thank you so much for taking the time coach. Hey guys thanks for having me on. Good to see. Of course we always say that. Is a function of realistic expectations. How do you think that your rappers performed against expectations this season? Well. I think our expectations of what we were going to do where a lot higher than maybe a lot of other people's expectations we played twenty two games a year prior without Kawhi and we want seventeen and five guys that's confidence that we were going to perform the way we did this year. Obviously would like to win a little further in the playoffs and we did, but was a hell of a series with the Celtics. Congratulations on establishing yourself as one of the top coaches in the game so far not only winning the championship but I, appreciate how you continue to develop the young players on your roster and maximize their skill and look no further than Pascal Seattle who goes from being the most improved player to an all star level player but he struggled against the Celtics would do you think lead to him not being able to perform in the playoffs against that team versus high was able to perform in the regular season. Well. What Jalen he was really rolling into March eleven. He was playing great. You mentioned you as an all star. We had just come back from when four out of five on a west coast trip and he was wheeling and dealing late in the Games. Creating all our offense he he didn't respond to the layoff as well. He he just didn't play as well even in the regular season games down there in the bubble. And I don't think I'm, GONNA. Hold that against him it's just it wasn't easy for everybody handling the pan-demic and the time off we believe in and he's going to be a superstar source. Coach in your new book. Fifteen. Teams four countries one NBA. Championship in how to find a way to win damn near anywhere. You explain a little retreat you went on with Zen Master Phil Jackson. What was it like on this retreat and what did you guys discuss? Well first of all, I was really surreal for me. Right I started out as a young coach. Early in the nineties when the Bulls were were were the thing I mean I was watching every game reading every book fill down and and kind of studying him and to go out and meet him in Montana and. Drive around in his truck with him and talk basketball and leadership. In life a little bit was was surreal for me man it was it was awesome. He was kind of like my mentor he did he didn't really know what he was my mentor, but he was. All I know is, I, would love to get a chance to hang out with Phil Jackson because I. He probably has some good lettuce as he when he makes his salad, I'll just say that how `bout recently, you posted a throwback videos of you plan basketball. How would you describe your gay? Well.
"nick nurses" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby
"The tackles patient as they come. But also line them up like a wide receiver and he was amongst the top ten players in the League as related to catch us when he was in Pittsburgh. Okay. Financially. The whole to get is bred Danny had to go to the jets to make sure he earned his twenty eight meal but once you get your money and if you look down at your phone and it says Andy Reid or aired be enemy or Patrick Halls. Sign immediately. Immediately. They still got the or right Kelsey. Hartman was. There for walk INS Edwards Allaire in the backfield and WHO's. Where Homini Great, move Levian veil and the cheese. Great move to add him to Clyde Edwards alert because we all remember week one layer had one, hundred, thirty, eight yards, and we were like, wow, patch mahomes has a new weapon well, guess what and layer hasn't been great since then he's only had two hundred and six rushing yards since week one and he is had the ball in his hands with two or less yards to get into the end zone nine times, and he has failed to score every single one of those nine times I. Think this is crucial for the chiefs and this once again after a tough loss, the raiders makes them the team. To beat in the AFC because they didn't lose to the raiders remember they didn't really score that well against the Patriots Defense and took over time for them to get over the chargers. This is huge for the chiefs and also be enemy and we don't need more weapons to play with like like you said, like they've got so many weapons at the skill position between Kelsey and they've got hill and they've got hardman and now they've got Bell Edwards Allaire both backs can.
"nick nurses" Discussed on The Woj Pod
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"nick nurses" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"There's a great moment in your first season as head coach Mid-november you've lost three straight games you're in Boston you're in the film room. And some of the guys in the room are talking about teams passing and how the ball was moving. And all of a sudden there comes a voice in the room that you guys had not heard much from yet that season to tell that story nick. Yeah we were. We were talking about Know moving the ball getting a little bit more ball movement. You know. I think that rolls off everybody's tongue all the time real. Easily both coaches, players, media, fans, whatever you know. We'll aren't they move the ball more. We should move the ball and it was getting a lot of momentum especially from the second unit guys in the guy you know around in the meeting was Kinda Picking up some momentum very strongly and they were talking about you sometimes, you just need to pass it for the hell of it you know and and. Just to move just to circulate all those all those words that we use. In Gua held up his hand and said I can't really say this on air but he said, I ain't and for the bleep in hell of. Whatever he's I'm not asking for their? Element. And he my job is to score in to draw double and triple team than when I do. We're going to your job to score and that's an and it was very well timed and very well said by him and. Important because. He didn't when he is. In a lot of ways, it's the Hutton commercial right with him. I think people suspect that's what it's like with him but that's how it really is hundred three. Hundred percent he he hadn't said much yet. He was still. Finding his feet and wondering about me as a coach wondering about his teammates. About some things and You know we're off to a pretty good start though you know but but still when we were in this kind of the first. Team was a first little bit A. Little bit of angst because we lost a couple in a row and and all that kind of stuff and. He spoke up and it really was everybody everybody else in the whole film room looked up like. We did we did we haven't heard that voice. You could hurt a pin drop while he was speaking, and then when he delivered, he delivered a haymaker line there right that was that was that was. Again followed by a lot of silence of. He's exactly right and there's really nothing much more. End of meeting type of thing, right? The juxtaposition of. Kawai and Kyle lowry. One Guy who never talks unless he's got something profound he wants to share and there's kyle who'd never stops talking all the time right? It's an interesting. It was interesting advantage airing With those who together in that way for sure for sure I mean Kyle is what Kyle. First of all, you know you sometimes he leads by example there's no question got plays hard right but he's also a bulk leader you know sometimes people say well, he leads by example, which means never says anything Rybeck Mikhail does lead by example and says quite a bit. But. You know Jesus in ended up being a great pairing, but but as you know. I'm not sure they really knew each other like who knew. You. Know Like I started coaching him I'd never spoken to him before until we traded for him you know. In I think they once they got to know each other as the season went on A. Tremendous. Amount of respect both ways back and forth those guys even though they go about their leaders definitely the two leaders of the team and the GLOBEOP leadership. Responsibilities a little bit differently. One thing that I thought especially for. I think probably coaches at any level maybe you have more leeway in this perhaps at a lower level or a different level you had a line in the book you said that you've got six to fire during a season and essentially better use of wisely and that waste them and use them on the most important things. What did that mean that that was something I think going into your first season as head coach. You thought you did it turn out to be true other actually more or less Would what did you learn about that coaching out two full seasons as head coach in the NBA? Think It was less than that but but again, we had a good team. But I think we had a we had a good team. So there was a lot of There were a lot of moments where maybe would have you know gone on a little bit but you kinda feeling things we're going to be okay next time the ball went up siege kind of saved it in and I was I was really trying to save a lot of things for the for the postseason to John I was really letting my assistance coach and an I was kind of sitting back waiting so that again I think again in the book you're GonNa you're GONNA see A. I do think my voice is a finite resource during a season. So I try to, you know try to try to save it and use it for when it's most impactful and I. Think six bullets thing is, is you know you can't be firing them all the time or they don't they don't listen right I remember Steve. Clifford. Telling me a story about. Jeff. Van Gundy told him Steve Clifford at just got into division two job at Adelphi injustice coaching. The Knicks went and wet to meet Jeff to sit down with him. He figured out a way to get an audience with obviously jeff ended up hiring with the knicks but Jeb told them something that always stayed with Steve? Click. Which is as a head coach don't ever essentially when you have something to say to the team, it has got to be meaningful in can't be in practice. Let's play hard. Let's like like when.
"nick nurses" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"Nick you mentioned March Eleventh Today that the League? Shut, down. And the uncertainty that came after it. March eleventh you're in. TORONTO? At that hotel lacks where I remember seeing you Messiah Jerry's. Mandela one hundredth anniversary of a couple of years ago. and. The Nick Nurse Foundation was having. An evening right in and what you Fast, forward. It. Today you are announcing you you guys have announced. Their are announcing that Julius Irving is going to be on your board of directors which I wanna hear more about but the Nick Nurse Foundation that night was having an event when you got the news, tell me. The I I wanNA hear more about Dr J. being a part of this now and what the foundation does. But I would imagine that that March eleventh moment stays with with everybody in being in that environment. I'm sure you've been amplified it more for you. It was a it was our kickoff night of the of the Nick Nurse Foundation Rojana was it was fun. It was we had. Music is a big part of what the foundation does providing opportunities. For kids to to learn and play music and Music we had Several artists, their John Buying all we had A. Daniel Caesar Award winner. And we had the are Kells as the headliner and you guys. Know I doubt won't play a couple things. I've played four or five songs with them as as the close of the thing. But you're right. It was about nine thirty. The myself in the arpels Kells or just about ready to take the stage and The techs come across that Rudy Gobert tested positive and everybody was like, what do we do? and. I said well, we're going to go knock out these four or five songs get real quick, and then we're gonNA. Then we're GONNA figure it out and you know. What you're right. It was a memorable like everybody still saying you know the last night we really did anything was that March eleventh. At Your Foundation night so Anyway. We got kicked off. We raised a bunch of money. You mentioned Dr J. as joined us, and that's awesome. Just met in my one of my high school teammates guy by the name of Frank Malak knows knows the dock. and. In put us together and we went to dinner in Atlanta while back and just stayed touch and. I'm excited I mean, Gee, what a what a legendary guy in player obviously in in an internationally known Guy In the. Were excited. We're just trying to build this foundation out and make it as good as we can be I think that's a tremendous addition for us. We've got a doctor and a nurse on the nick nurse. Or very good. We're often running yet. It's just what you guys talked about what you were playing high school basketball. In. Want I'M GONNA coach I'm GonNa. Win An NBA. Championship as a coach and then Sunday. You're going to introduce me the doctor Jay. That's what you talked about on the bus rides through. Iowa through Arcadia Iowa Frank Malacca my friends from Arcadia Iowa population three fifty nine miles away from Carol where I'm from population ten thousand we were on the rides back and forth to his house we were talking about that it's like it's like I had another buddy of mine who was at game six in. Golden State when we won it last year, he was right there in he goes to realize you just you just were on the conduct. TV with Kevin McHale Isaiah Thomas at Grant Hill interviewing. Like you Kinda hits home man. Yeah, it's home. Well, that's that theme is a big part. Of of your book. Again, the title is rapture fifteen teams, four countries, one NBA Championship and how to win damn near anywhere. Books. Available. Probably online I don't know where there are bookstores open, obviously easier to get everything. That way now but I've read a good deal of an I just got a copy yesterday last night and so I went through and it's a great read your co author Michael Sokolov is a great writer. Somebody who I've read I mentioned to you before we went on his rose years ago he's really An accomplished writer and I thought he captured your voice knowing you. It's it's a great window into your career and how you look at coaching. In. The profession. One thing I wanna ask you about which I thought was an you talk a little bit about this but you got into. It lycopene there and he talked about riding around there's a scene in the book. That, you're telling about going to visit Phil Jackson. In Montana and spitting cherry pits out the window of of a pickup truck again, just like you always imagine you do Phil Jackson Someday. How did you end up with Phil Jackson and as you describe in there, you went and spent three full days with him out. In the hinterlands. What was that like? What? What did you learn? You have a first of all Alex mckechnie. Our Director Sports Science worked for Phil Lakers literally the day I got the head Coaching Job Alex sauntered into the office and says, Hey WanNa Wanna go meet Phil My said Heck. Yes I do and Swapped out. Got It setup. I flew into Montana. I didn't really know if we're going for a cup of Coffee Woller or stay in you know what what we're really doing. I booked a few days I had been on kind of a non stop whirlwind since I got head coaching job. I figured if we were just going for a one hour a cup of coffee stay there are a couple of days and beautiful Montana and recharge a little bit but Yeah, we we met at a coffee shop. We have coffee for bonding hour and a half or so he's as a jump in my truck. We get in his truck goes down the road about a half mile. It's cherry season. He pulls over grabs grabs his big. ASS baggage. Throw throws them in the middle of us and he rolls down the windows. and. We started driving through through the area Montana and he's pretty much given me a history lesson of the area. Now, he spent time there as a kid were were. Eaten Jerry's and spitting the seeds out the window and in just like you think, I'm you know I'm like shaking my head to myself thinking this is this is unbelievable and really the connection for me. started. when I was back in England I, I was I. was there ninety five? This is pre Internet. Were just grab any game you want online or whatever, and I was searching for basketball to study because I was a young twenty six, twenty, seven year old coach whatever I was in and I found a place that would send me Vhs, tapes and I ordered the Chicago Bulls, my team was running the triangle offense. I was trying to study that and run this and and ended up watching these tapes like each game twenty times. There was no other basketball to watch and I was US over and over in my hotel room I was living in at the time and ended up like Phil kind of was my mentor without he didn't really know it. Studying everything he's doing and run the offense that. So it was really special for me to be able to kind of tell him that you know for four or five years when I was coaching in England I really watched every game he coached I was really studying offense and we ran it for about eight or nine years. So it was Kinda. I didn't really answer your question about what I learned from him, but I learned a great deal The knows years. Then when I was out there he he gave me a, you know a lot of the spiritual stuff man, the basketball gods the the making the decision best decisions for the team that's even hired to do a lot of stuff like that. Any said you really did go into the triangle it wasn't what you're going to be running in. Toronto is it you didn't really spend It was more of everything for all the time you spent watching the triangle, studying it it. It wasn't a big part of that conversation right? Those three days. No not not at all not at all really I mean there was a little bit but not not much I would say from a from a tactical standpoint, the one thing that stuck with me and kept talking about pressure defense. Like like ball pressure full court pressure, and you know played with the Knicks how they used to full court press. And all this stuff and..
"nick nurses" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"Nick nurse the head coach of the Toronto Raptors the NBA's coach of the year, the owner of a lengthy and. Pretty lucrative new contract extension and. Also the author of a new book it was released. This week yesterday in fact on Monday. It is called rapture fifteen teams, four countries, one NBA Championship and how to win damn near anywhere by Nick Nurse and Co written with Michael. Sokolov negatives. Great to have you here. How are you? I'm good. Always, great to speak with you. Thanks for. Taking the time and having me on three shared it. Absolutely. The last time I think we talked. You were spinning around the bubble on your bike. Before game seven. Against the Celtics if he came, I was a ritual for a couple coaches you and Mike Malone who both were involved in long series there almond were down there a long time. On. Game Day I saw both of you guys just spinning around the lake in it was a way to get out of your room and about really the only thing to do outside. Right It was a game day ritual. It didn't. It didn't feel right to do really anything else or was much else to do I suppose you could have done some other stuff but. The bike seemed pretty close. In this case, the weather turned you could get off it and get back to your room or whatever it was. And it was Nice Nice Bikes and is a pretty I. had a I had a perfect one mile loop I carved out. So I, just kept going around and round that whenever felt like. You Know Game Day clearing the cobwebs out a little bit. Raptors advanced to the conference semi. final. Game Seven. With Boston and before bowing out and obviously Boston went on to lose to Miami. In the the conference finals how much of the playoffs did you watch after you left? Didn't got home nick. Well, not very much dabbled in the in the West. Bet. I did not watch the East. It was you know it's it's It's getting over it process. It really is I mean mean as you as you know, you get up every morning all season long and you're putting your heart in your guts in your soul into this thing and. When it ends before you want it to. You know it's it's hard to take those losses and especially when you get down to really a seven game series that. That one possession you know we came with that. We had a shot to tie it at the end, the regulation there and That made it a close series. It was tough to go out that way. So no I haven't I haven't watched much. I did watch the finals. Was Kinda over my My issues watching basketball and and enjoyed the finals and just realized again, how hard it is for for those teams to win it. It's allow that that point really driven home with me watching the finals. Nick do you have a better appreciation you been out of the bubble for about a month now? Your season ended on. September eleventh. Of how difficult it was to navigate trying to advance in winning they're all the preparation that goes into that in the intensity that goes into that. But at the same time, there were moments in instances in the Bible were several teams including yours thought about do we WANNA continue? Do we want to pack up leave and after the Jacob Blake the shooting in Wisconsin? It was a tipping point for a lot of teams. What was the balancing act like that for for you as a head coach in that environment Well I think it's been quite a balancing act since March eleventh and I think that. The biggest thing was is is not to plan or not to put too rigidly together your plans because I think there's been so much changing of the. Directions or information or or whatever. So let's let's go back to March eleventh and two weeks after that will not plan players, WanNa know what's going on while you're giving them as much. Information as you can but you don't really have very good information 'cause that's changing day to day about what's going to happen and I think it was similar. Nobody really knew what it was going to be like in the bubble right so you kind of went down there with an idea and you kind of lay out some of that stuff. Warm but. Again in any communications you were having in front of team you were you were kind of saying, Hey, let's be open minded. Let's be positive. Let's look at the bright side. That's let's get out of bed on the right side of the bet every day you know just just things to say, Hey, it's GonNa be jostling now now to get to your question. You know when the? Play stopped you know and we were again at the line of what what's going to happen next we were just doing our best to to navigate through it listen to them about why they wanted to stop and what they wanted to do give my own opinion on what I thought. How I saw from my shoes and how I Saw Everything but but not making it a mandate. Of course, it was just more like discussions and trying to help lead be there put an arm around him give him an open forum to speak, and then we'll handle the decisions as they come at us. People will remember the box making the decision to boycott playoff game with. Though at triggered. A series of teams that day and shut the bubble down for a few days. I think perhaps lost in that was that the Raptors Celtics were talking a I think within the team and I think a little bit within between the teams about doing that exact same thing what you remember about the walkup prior to the start of your series with Boston then the decision Milwaukee wait may did you Did you go to bed any those nights wondering if. You're team was going to play that game one as scheduled or that there was going to be a different decision made. No I think I think there was we had some real serious talk about it. As a team. WHOA GIN and. It was it was in the balance about whether we were going to play or not, and I think. She's I think the Bucks Bucks decision you know. Obviously, spear headed the whole thing on file. You know everybody kind of had to follow suit. The League did figure out where we were going with this whole thing. But you know I think I think those were. Were serious talks and I think there was some Brad and I were exchanging tax about what was happening in in trying to keep each other updated in. Yeah. There was a real possibility that that series wasn't going to happen which is pretty unbelievable when you think about you're getting ready to compete against. The be having those kinds of. Conversations. It was strange enough I know for people to be in the same hotel be bumping into each other all the time in what was heightened competitive environment. Especially when you get in the playoffs, it's Sorta just became part of part of being an NBA coach because you guys as a group of thirty plus in some other coaches had gotten very. Coaches Association and. Becoming, very involved or more involved in the social justice issues and how you're gonNA handle. It is a coaches association then you get to the bubble and. The interaction among coaches is just unprecedented for a playoff environment. It felt. I had a hard time with it won't Judge I. Got I gotTa be honest with you. I think that there's a there's a level. Love the competitiveness kind of. Deep. Insider that you're..
Max Has NO FEAR FOR THE DEER + Nick Nurse ‘Coaching Clinic’
"That's not a bad shot wasn't a bad shopping to see not it was a bad shot. But how did they beat Philly? Was that a good shot? Just tell me that was was that a Nick nerve-wracking. This is the best coach you can do we need to Coalinga. Is that the best player you go? Okay. So this is what is what I wanted to hear from you mind me getting that. I mean running off the corner going all the way following the way from the three-point line that that was the way you designed. This is where I'm getting that thing. Okay. So then let's talk about that. Then ignorant didn't have a play lined up in that situation or at least we maybe didn't have the the player. Maybe maybe that's it. In my opinion. He said, you know what they figure things out up to this point. I'm going to let them just keep going cuz I have nothing and that's a problem that's off. Can't be that kind of Coach into play. I believe in this situation that Brad Stevens to me and although Nick nurse is the coach of the year. I like Brad Stevens home is a knows better now like next Nur Nick nurses X's and O's I think he is. I think he gets guys in places. They need to be and it has really worked out well for so so I don't I don't necessarily think that yeah, you want some people that call timeout. Okay, you can call timeout but now you give the other team opportunity to self esteem. So if I promise up until you come down to your file before guy gets into the act of shooting Mean there are a bunch of things. You can talk about that. You can't talk about on the flyer. So that's a good point because you if you're Brad Stevens, I'm telling my guys to foul. They needed three follow. Yeah, but they they going to do that. They did not going to do that because they didn't have that opportunity to think about it. They just play what time on the situation you have more time to think about. Absolutely so that maybe it's why Nick nurse doesn't call a time-out init work off. All you were trying to do is get a decent. Look at it three point shot got a decent Loop. Don't miss don't miss out on this one. It's your chance. You know, Cedric Maxwell says go down absolutely had to betonline.ag today and take advantage of all the great signup bonuses betonline.ag your online sportsbooks experts and it now I don't know man. just feel like when it comes down like you say like when it comes out and accessing those late-game situations, I'm taking Brad Stevens over over Nick nurse all day them, but when Nick nurse but some guy told me later on or off. Yeah, some guy told me the other day on the radio from Toronto said Nick nurses by the arrestee was a give him a clinic in coaching. Okay. Oh, I thought that goes but this is my thing with him. This beef with Nick you you played out that situation, right? It didn't pan out obviously depend on welfare. But you know, you played that card whatever it is what it is right off of 20 minutes later. So it was a microphone in your face and you're gonna complain about oh Jason Tatum got their free throw line too many times all the favors. I mean, excuse me, all the referees gave him that one come on and while you're trying to put up there and you're trying to put something in somebody's you're trying to put some because if it's not working you're down to well, you're trying to put your grabbing it whatever you can grab that actually the course of the year. You're trying that your job. Well, you're grabbing it what you can grab it. See I can really hasn't been that guy you know that said, oh my God, there's no way to stop. I'll come David Jaylen Brown has done a nice job. I'm just I sewing being one off. Woman with G acha you gotta yeah, and they haven't really had to double-team. That's true. So, you know what Jaylen brown hair but his defense has been underrated. How about the time that Jaylen Brown? I mean you're talking about quickness thought he ripped off calorie calories was dribbling and it was like stripping. Well, yeah look like look like brown was in The Matrix the way he went across and grabbed the basketball game. Carolina was sent he was going back the other way know when the ball on the floor you you ain't got it no more. I looked at him. Where did it go with so long? I mean, it's been it's been eye-opening to see some of the some of the situations and even now down that bubble people talk about or you know, what's going on with Milwaukee Milwaukee is trademark what they do. They give up three's what does what does Miami like to do? Oh you take the reason you're walking Milwaukee is given that more FAQ. To anybody else. So Miami's Forte there strip is shoot the three. Yeah. So if you ever team does knocking down threes in a regular area off and you you're struggling right now with, you know, Yiannis and Middleton and you know, they play great against the Celtics but they've had a you know, Jonas has been if they use the series honest is going to be exposed again time to time MVP. I agree with that. Well, the biggest reason why I agree with that is because you you got a 27-point performance out of Chris Middleton office and you couldn't make that a win like that's a big. Well somebody else involved in this. Well, that's what I'm saying. You know his Lopez involved. Where is Lopez build out. 1 game? Okay lower game loading again if off on your scores Seventeen eighteen, you're in trouble. Well, we're we're and that's the thing about picking up your teammates like somebody who's like Kimba. Okay. Kimball didn't was barely scored and Marcus fairly score. Yep. You had somebody else that kind of shoulder the load until those guys got it together and you look at blood. So what's blessed done during the series always been a little banged up. So I don't I don't trust them this man. This is obviously I've never been like like that's always in my thing Milwaukee. Yiannis is going to be honest, but I don't trust your boys like your squad is shaky Milton will give you those 30.93 here and there but need to make sure those are wins you can give those up Jerry has travels big man. I really like Miami and new series. I just like their Focus right now, too. Yeah. I totally agree. I think again to see to me, it's Jimmy Butler Factor. Yeah, because they those dudes right now bam alabado guys, like they're they're taking on that same Persona is Jimmy Butler like, you know jumping off. Yeah. I mean Jimmy brother man. I mean he said about when you asked about guests and family come into the bubble was you said he I'm not bringing anybody man. This is a business trip. Wow. While I said liked that I've always been among. I
Raptors overwhelm Nets 150-122 to finish first-round sweep
"In the Boston Celtics. Don't tangle in the second round of the N BA playoffs after completing Four game sweeps. Let's bring in one half of quickies corner. Galen Quickie joining me here on a F in sports. Hey, Galen. Good Monday morning before they boarded you bad. Yes. Toronto raptors that you know they would They swept for Ah. Over the Brooklyn dead. They have one problem, though, Kyle Larry, they're they're great point guarded as an injury that you know that could keep about. They're a little nervous about that. Toronto really, you know, would have fried. You know, there's there's double to seize these playoff. Great Nick Nurse continues his greatness. We just want to end the coach of the year again. So that's your problem. The Toronto has Kyle Lowry could be out. They don't have a problem with their bench outside of Cairo. Lowry not being on it, possibly if he's injured 100 points in that game. That's incredible, Galen. It is And you know if you look at Toronto's roster, like you said, they're bed has been great. And a lot of people don't know what these guys are. You're probably gonna know who they are pretty soon. Just play the best. He's the the boxer considered the best at, uh, the of the best defensive team. No one plays defense like the Toronto Raptors. There, 11 and one in the bubble. We talked about how hot the Blazers were, but the Raptors are 11 and one in the bubble one loss against Boston Celtics took
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"nick nurses" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
"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 in your career as a coach. You seem to love to experiment. Try things out right. Everyone made a huge deal about your box. And one defense on Steph and just adjustments constantly. What something you've asked players to do at any level that they looked at you and they were like this dude is nuts. Oh man that's a long also long. That's a long list of things but I don't know I think I think that You know when I was I was Rio. Grande Valley Coaching the vipers the G. League team to the Houston Rockets We were very experimental. They're they encouraged it. They wanted to. They wanted to try lots of things and I think you know. Originally it's common knowledge now about you know the lay ups and the threes that when we were you know I was I was trying to really enforce it and this is back eight or nine years ago now I guess but some of the guys would just look and we literally when we walked on the package. We'd never ever let him shoot a non to not even warming up or once once they once they cross the line to pray we'd never ever let him shoot us so there was a lot a lot of head scratching and a lot of Questionable looks Shot my direction for for for a couple of weeks around there. That's sure I bet. I Bet Nick nurse with this year. nick the year. You won the championship Danny Green. Who's now at the Lakers? And Fred van leaders with your squad both had real struggles during the playoffs particularly from the outside but yet in some of the biggest moments you trusted then like Green told me a story not that long ago about you drawing up a play for him in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals Against Milwaukee. You guys were tied at ninety six and you drop a play for him like you said it's coming to you. And he nailed it like what goes into those kind of decisions. Well I remember that one. I think I think First of all. It's something you'd think that is going to be there. You know I think Danny maybe hadn't hit a shot yet in the game or he was I again. I don't know exactly but one I you know pretty decent number probably But it just felt like hey listen I saw something here. We'RE GONNA run this action. I'm almost positive you're going to be wide open. You know and and they just stick it and you're GONNA stick it. So that's that's it really. You know I mean we always hear about buying and those guys and your guys now still. Obviously they'll buy in and relationships. Nick are hard in general particularly in Pro Sports. So Your Guy. We always hear meant. Nick really knows his guys. How challenging is it to get buy in and most of all maintain it well? I think that's Kinda. Were a lot of it starts right. You gotta get some buying and it really. It really starts from like meeting one. You know you start laying out your vision and the plan and in the process of how you're GonNa get there And then you know you take the floor and you start start executing some of it and obviously if the guys are feeling comfortable in it and having some success they're gonNA buy in you know it's just kind of a woman thing that keeps on Roland. Truly we try to. Do we try to get them? Get them use use their strengths and limit their weaknesses. Give him great game plans. Make some adjustments. Things aren't working. Admit it one. We're wrong you know We weren't we weren't right on. That game plan was changed a quick you know. What are you guys? See some feedback from them. You know all those things kind of tile together I would say nick is for is the latest that's going on now. There's obviously a lot of momentum towards playing the resumption of the season in. Orlando at Walt Disneyworld. I would imagine though that would create some challenges for a number of teams including yours right like what is the plan. There would the plan with the preferred plan for you to have your team. Just eventually all meet and go straight to Orlando and quarantine there do. Whatever is necessary to get the season going again. Yeah I I think that there's a there's a number of plans that are still on the table right. I I don't I I you know like you said it. Sounds like we're going to Orlando that that's all you know. Single site that that to be You know talk about pretty heavily here in these last few days. You know other than that you know where where we gonna meet where what's going to happen. What's the training camp preseason? What kind of games are they gonNA play before before they get to eventual playoff You know I think is all still on many ideas still on the table and I think that You know when they tell us what they are will will will put put an action clan together and and get ready to attack you know. What do you make of the possibility because this has been floated out? Recently of a seeding one through sixteen. Would you like to see something like that I'm okay with that. You know again. I think that One of two things. I've been saying as a coach in a lot of scenarios and a Lotta Ben Ben in pool play in Olympics and World World Cups. And all that kind of stuff and and just about every type of term tournament format you can think of and and the other thing is as you know. I coached the first about twenty years of my life in front of no fan. So I'm going to be pretty comfortable there so I think we'll go in whatever way they whatever way they set it up. We'll be we'll be happy to happen to be plan man. That's that's the main thing to be playing and Give our best best shot at it. Not The dish would affect you. But what do you make of a play in tournament for the seventh and Eighth Seat? I think again. I think it's interesting. I think I think all the scenarios that are out there you know have some merit to them They're certainly think people see some opportunity to try something different. I think on the other side of the fence. It'd be a lot of traditionalist there that will say you know. Hey it's gotta be the eight teams in the east versus West and and and how it's always been and things like that so I don't know I guess it's I kind of right down the middle. I think I think I'M NOT GONNA be too upset with any format they come with. I'm GONNA be again excited to play and and and get ready to attack. Whatever whatever they throw out there I think the one thing we've learned about you historically even if people didn't know you here is that your your malleable nurse. There's no question about that you you can adapt well. I've been in a lot of situations man. I've been all over the world around the block a few times and It makes you. It makes you become a little bit more adaptable for sure. Nick nurse Champion head coach of the Toronto Raptors is here on this show. Hey Nick great catching up with you. Hopefully we will see on the floor soon and maybe even in Orlando. Thanks again for taking the time. Stay safe and healthy and hopefully we'll talk soon. Okay thank you very much. You got it there. Nick nurse head coach the Toronto Raptors with this here on the Donald. Show coming up next. We're GONNA get you the latest update all right. There is a situation brewing in the NBA. You haven't heard we'll get to that plus Charles Barkley the antidote for all our problems. 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"nick nurses" 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 nurses" 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 nurses" 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 nurses" 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 nurses" 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 nurses" 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 nurses" 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,
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.
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
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.