Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse has been named the 2019-2020 NBA Coach of the Year.
Nurse edged out fellow Coach of the Year finalists Mike Budenholzer of the Milwaukee Bucks and Billy Donovan of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
This season, Nurse guided the Raptors to a 53-19 record and the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, despite losing the 2019 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard.
Nurse also led the team to a franchise-record 15 straight wins from Jan. 15 to Feb. 10.
The team averaged 112.8 points per game (second most in team history) and a franchise-record 13.8 three-pointers per game.
Nurse is the second Raptors coach in three years to win the award, joining Dwayne Casey who won in 2017-2018, and he is also the third coach in franchise history to win the award, joining Casey and Sam Mitchell (2006-2007).
He also becomes the first coach to win the award in both the G League and the NBA.
Raptors guards Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet presented the award to Nurse as he spoke to the NBA on TNT crew: