NBA nice Steve Nash has entered the race for Raptors head coach

One in every of Canada’s biggest basketball gamers is reportedly a candidate for the place of Toronto Raptors head coach.

In accordance with The Athletic, former Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash not too long ago met with the Raptors to debate the vacant place.

Nash, who’s 49-years-old and grew up in Victoria, B.C., spent two seasons as head coach of the Nets, earlier than it was determined that they have been parting methods within the 2022-23 season. Nash posted a 94-67 file as coach, which additionally included two playoff appearances.

Beforehand, Nash had labored as participant growth advisor for the Golden State Warriors, and is taken into account by some to be top-of-the-line level guards in NBA historical past. His NBA profession spanned 18 years, together with stints with the Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers, and through that point, he was honoured with named an All-Star eight instances, and gained consecutive MVP awards in 2005 and 2006.

One in every of Canada’s biggest basketball gamers is reportedly a candidate for the place of Toronto Raptor’s head coach.

The Raptors’ head teaching place is up for grabs following final month’s firing of Nick Nurse.  Nurse had spent 5 years with the staff as head coach along with 5 years as an assistant beneath Dwayne Casey, now coach of the Detroit Pistons. Nurse coached the staff to its first NBA Championship in 2019 and made the playoffs three of the final 5 years. However, one thing needed to give because the staff underperformed this season, lacking the playoffs after shedding the play-in sport to the Chicago Bulls.

In accordance with sources, the Raptors have acquired permission to interview a number of prime assistant coaches together with Golden State’s Kenny Atkinson, Sacramento’s Jordi Fernandez, Miami’s Chris Quinn and Milwaukee’s Charles Lee.

In accordance with experiences, Nick Nurse is within the operating for teaching positions with the Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks.