Nick Nurse Biography
Nick Nurse is a well-known American author, professional basketball coach, and former college basketball player. He is the head coach of the Canadian men’s national team and the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Nick Nurse Age
Nick Nurse was born on 24th July 1967, in Carroll, Iowa, United States of America. He is
Nick Nurse Height
Nick Nurse is a man of tall stature and stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m).
Nick Nurse Family
Nick Nurse was born to his mother Marcella Nurse, and his father Maury Nurse in Carroll, Iowa, United States of America. His committed parents exchanged their wedding vows on June 30, 1952, at St. Columbkille Catholic Church. His mother was a teacher while his dad was a Postmaster.
In addition, he has seven siblings including five brothers named Jim, Dan, Tom, Ken, and Steve, and two sisters, Susan Morrissey and Michelle Nurse. Sadly, his mother died at St. Anthony Regional Hospital on December 11, 2018, at the age of 94 years. Before this, he had lost a sister named Maureen in 2008, and his father in 2015.
Nick Nurse Wife
He is blissfully hitched to his wife Roberta who is an American Volleyball Player. The duo exchanged their wedding vow on September 26, 2015, and share two sons named Leo and Rocky Levi.
Nick Nurse Children
He is a proud father of two lovely sons called Leo and Rocky Levi. In addition, Nurse has a nephew called David, who earlier worked with the Brooklyn Nets before becoming a personal trainer for professional players.
Nick Nurse Education
He attended and graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School based in Carroll, Iowa. Later on, Nurse enrolled at Northern Iowa where he graduated with a B.A. in accounting in May 1990.
Nick Nurse Salary
He bags a desirable salary of $8 million per year.
Nick Nurse’s Net Worth
Nick Nurse has piled up a hefty fortune over the years he has worked and has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
Nick Nurse Career
From 1985 to 1989, he played at the University of Northern Iowa appearing in 111 games. During the 1990–91 season, Nurse was a player-coach for the Derby Rams in the British Basketball League. After the 1990–91 season, he never played professionally again, choosing to pursue a full-time coaching career.
He landed his first full-time head coaching job at Grand View University when he was only 23 years old, becoming the youngest college basketball head coach in the country. Nurse coached at Grand View for only two seasons prior to accepting an assistant coaching role at the University of South Dakota for two seasons. Later, he coached in Europe for 11 seasons, mostly in the British Basketball League (BBL). In the 1999–2000 and 2003–04 seasons, he won the BBL Coach of the Year Award.
In the year 2007, he took the head coaching job for Iowa Energy, which won division titles in the 2008–09 and 2009–10 seasons under Nurse. In April 2010, he agreed to join the coaching staff of the Iowa State Cyclones as an associate head coach after three seasons with the Energy. He won the Dennis Johnson Coach of the Year Award after helping Iowa achieve the best record in the league (37–13) in the 2010–2011 NBA D-League season.
In July 2013, he left the Vipers for an assistant job on the coaching staff of the Toronto Raptors under Dwane Casey. During his time under Casey, he was in charge of the offense. The Raptors promoted him to the position of the head coach to replace Casey on June 14, 2018. He coached the Raptors to the 2019 NBA Finals, the first for the franchise on May 25, 2019.
The Raptors announced that Nurse had signed a multi-year contract extension on September 15, 2020. From 2009 to 2012, he served as an assistant coach under Chris Finch, for the Great Britain national team including the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He was named the head coach of the Canadian men’s national team for the 2019 FIBA World Cup on June 24, 2019.