In 2019 Nick Nurse became the first head coach to win both the NBA and NBA G League titles when the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals and won their first championship in franchise history.
Despite losing Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green after the season on a free transfer, Nick Nurse has already managed to win 46 games and secure a place for the Raptors in the playoffs. No wonder Kendrick Perkins admires Nurse:
“I know it’s a lot of Coaches in the NBA that are deserving of the Coach of the Year award but Nick Nurse is my leading candidate!!! What he has done with this unhealthy Raptors Team this year is unbelievable and he lost Kawhi and Danny Green to free agency!!!”