Nick Nurse is a prominent American basketball coach since 1989. Nick Nurse is famous as the head coach for the Canadian national team as well as the team Toronto Raptors.
Table of Biography
Nick Nurse was born on July 24, 1967, and he is currently 53 years old. Nick hails from Carroll, Iowa, and his zodiac sign is Leo. Likewise, his full name is Nicholas David Nurse. Talking about his educational journey, Nick attended Kuemper Catholic high school and later graduated with a BA degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa in May 1990.
Similarly, Nick’s mother is Marcella Nurse, and his father Maury Nurse. His parents tied the on June 30, 1952, at St. Columbkille Catholic Church. His father was a Postmaster whereas his mother was a teacher. Further, Nick has seven siblings. His five brothers are Jim, Dan, Tom, Ken, and Steve.
Likewise, his sisters are Susan Morrissey and Michelle Nurse. Unfortunately, his mother passed away on December 11, 2018, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital at the age of 94 years. Prior to this, Nick has also lost his father in 2015 and a sister named Maureen in 2008.
Career and Professional Life
Professionally, Nick Nurse is a basketball coach, who serves as the head coach of the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nick is also the head coach of the Canadian men’s national team. Likewise, he became a head coach at the young age of 23 years. This was when Grand View University in Iowa hired him. At one point, Nick was the youngest basketball coach in the country.
Also, Nick spent over a decade coaching in Europe. During this time, he was the coach for teams like the London Towers and Manchester Giants. Nick was also the NBA D-League Coach of the Year in the year 2011.
Prior to being a coach, Nick was also a player himself. When he was at the University of Northern Iowa, Nick played for the university team from 1985 to 1989. Overall, Nick appeared in 111 games throughout his college career.
Similarly, during the university team’s successful 1989–90 season, Nick was the sole student assistant coach. This was for Northern Iowa during his final year with the team. Nick later became a player-coach for the Derby Rams in the British Basketball League after his university graduation. It was for the 1990–91 season. After this season, Nick never played professionally again. Nick rather opted for a full-time coaching career.
Moreover, Nick was an assistant coach under Chris Finch. This was during the Great Britain national team from 2009 to 2012. It also includes the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Further, the coach became the head coach of the Canadian men’s national team for the 2019 FIBA World Cup and beyond. This announcement was made on June 24, 2019.
Furthermore, the basketball coach is a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. Nick was a guest conductor of the 7th-inning stretch at Wrigley Field in 2019. He sang Take Me Out to the Ball Game.
Then on June 20, 2019, the coach joined Hamilton-based rock band “Arkells”. It was at the band’s sold-out Toronto concert. Nick performed a cover of Stevie Wonder’s hit song Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) on guitar.
Additionally, Nick wrote the book Rapture: Fifteen Teams, Four Countries, One NBA Championship, and How to Find a Way to Win — Damn Near Anywhere. He published this book on October 13, 2020. He also founded “The Nick Nurse Foundation” which is committed to improving the lives of children and young adults. The foundation aims to do so through music, sports, and literacy.
Nick Nurse is married to Roberta. However, there is no information regarding when the lovely couple tied the knot. Likewise, the lovers share two sons namely Leo and Rocky Levi. Nick has a nephew named David. David previously worked with the Brooklyn Nets prior to becoming a personal trainer for professional players.
Nick Nurse stands tall at an approximate height of 1.85 meters or 6 feet 1 inch. Other than this, there is no further information regarding Nick’s other body measurement details like his weight, chest-waist-hip measures, biceps, etc. Further, Nick has blonde hair and blue eyes.
Social Media and Net Worth
Talking about his social media presence, Nick Nurse is available on Instagram under the username @thenicknurse. On this account, Nick has garnered over 75.4k followers as of June 2021. Other than this, it seems like the head coach doesn’t have an account on other platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Tiktok, etc. Moving on, Nick Nurse has a net worth estimation of around $3 million US dollars.