Raptors Nurse has a little concern about Ujiri s extension talks - theScore
|theScore 25 Sep 2020 at 01:11|
Although Nick Nurse s immediate future with the Toronto Raptors is assured following a reportedly lavish contract extension, the 2019-20 Coach of the Year admitted Thursday that he harbors some uncertainty about the franchise s ongoing contract negotiations with team president Masai Ujiri.
Ujiri s current deal concludes after the 2020-21 season.
"We ve been together, (general manager) Bobby (Webster), Masai, and I for seven years now - I mean, only kind of at a real close working relationship for two, since I became the head coach - and we feel like a team that leads the organization," Nurse told reporters during a video press conference. "So, yeah, there s a little concern.
"I mean, I never was concerned that they were not gonna get a deal done for me. I feel the same way about Bobby and the same for Masai. If something changes, we ll do the best we can. And if it changes, it s going to be probably for a good reason for somebody, right? A better reason, or whatever. But if not, we ll just keep working together."
The trio all joined the Raptors organization in 2013 - Ujiri after initially leaving the team in 2010 to become the Denver Nuggets GM, Webster as Ujiri s first hire upon his return, and Nurse as an assistant on Dwane Casey s coaching staff. Nurse replaced Casey as head coach in 2018, guiding the Raptors to their first-ever title in his first season on the job.