Report: Nurse among highest-paid head coaches with new deal

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Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse was rewarded handsomely for his work over the past two seasons.

The 53-year-old’s new multi-year contract extension will pay him around $8 million annually, making Nurse one of the Association’s highest-paid bench bosses, sources told The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Nurse guided the Raptors to their first NBA championship in 2018-19, becoming the ninth first-year head coach to win the title. He followed that up with a franchise-best .736 winning percentage and NBA Coach of the Year honors in his second campaign.

The Iowa native has already surpassed his predecessor Dwane Casey for the most playoff wins in Raptors history.