Sergio Scariolo Nick Nurse

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse had nothing but good words to say about his assistant coach and head coach of Spain, Sergio Scariolo.

“I love Sergio, I really miss him here. He is an essential part of our staff, part of the reason that we are the type of group that we are. He is a basketball brain. He is very intelligent, he has a lot of composure.

For me it is very important that he is by my side in the games, he is someone with a lot of value in what I am as a coach.

Now he is with Spain and it is something we understand and we are also proud, happy for him. We know what they have formed there, we know what he did this summer at the World Cup, he and Marc Gasol, of course. We are very proud of them,” Nurse said, per AS.

Nurse and Scariolo led the Raptors to their first NBA championship last year.