Nick Nurse talks Raptors' win streak, success without Kawhi Leonard | Pardon the Interruption

  • Published: 12 February 2020
  • Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse joins Pardon the Interruption to discuss the team's success after Kawhi Leonard departed in free agency. Nurse credits players like Kyle Lowry for stepping up to lead the team in a positive direction. He also jokes with Michael Wilbon and says he's willing to assist him with coaching the All-Star Celebrity Game in Chicago.
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  • Marco Francesco Bertelli

    People seem to forget that this coach has won 5 league titles... yes, two of them were in the BBL, which is more like a high-school county league, and two were the G-League, but he had players from those leagues, not NBA players, at his disposal. Winning is hard everywhere and Nick Nurse seems to be good at winning, and a top bloke to boot!

    • doublesman0
      doublesman0  3 days back

      Raptors win championship
      Coach Nurse: last year was a test run

      • Cedi Frederick
        Cedi Frederick  4 days back

        How can you call the BBL a ‘backwater’!

        • C
          C  4 days back

          It takes a team effort to win a championship, we achieved that.
          We are the north Go Raptor Go!

          • Term Inator
            Term Inator  4 days back


            • SpliffSized
              SpliffSized  4 days back

              I hope the Raptors can do it, just to rub it in Leonard's face for leaving.

              • Ice Blue Vision Entertainment

                How many times are they gonna ask this stupid question. We don't rely on 1 player. The rest of the nba should take notes.

                • Don dior g uzen ydagc
                  Don dior g uzen ydagc  4 days back

                  Lol golden state dont have kd and klay Lucky raptors champ Toronto maybe never champion Never!!!!!!!

                  • kyle phillip
                    kyle phillip  4 days back

                    I'm not even gonna lie the first time i saw this huy i thought he was dumb but i see that i was dumb mad resect to this guy.

                    • Clark Pedican
                      Clark Pedican  4 days back

                      Anyway, Nick Nurse Model for Success is Worth Copying by a great Many of the Under 500 NBA Teams out there. The problem for these Under 500 NBA Teams, is that they Truly don't Know or Understand, exactly what Nick Nurse's Model for Success really is, so they can't Copy his Model for Success in the NBA. Go Rap Go!

                      • Cevu Brat
                        Cevu Brat  4 days back

                        stop saying he is the best coach in the league,if they didn't have Kawhi last year they wloud be out in the second round,and in the finals they lucky klay got out,because Nick sell the game 5 with that timeout when kawhi was taking over the game.....

                        • MrRobDolo
                          MrRobDolo  4 days back

                          Dwayne Casey and Derozan both punching air right now

                          • Toronto
                            Toronto  5 days back

                            Coach Nurse gets respect in Toronto

                            • Not So Cool Dude
                              Not So Cool Dude  5 days back

                              Good to see Nick nurse getting some recognition

                              • XRP Boss416
                                XRP Boss416  5 days back

                                This guys coaching is amazingggggg

                                • Matthew Blom
                                  Matthew Blom  5 days back

                                  Odds on the Raps repeating?

                                  • Christopher Grandison
                                    Christopher Grandison  5 days back

                                    The Raptors were top three in the east, for at least three years, before Kawhi got there. A run through the finals only made the team better. Not surprised, at all.

                                    • Shadow
                                      Shadow  5 days back

                                      The bald guy is such a hater.. the goof said nurse going be coaching actual players in the all star game as if the player in the Raptors are nobody.. f***ing piece of s***

                                      • Edgardo Tala
                                        Edgardo Tala  5 days back

                                        I'lll wait til playoffs

                                        • grafnberg
                                          grafnberg  5 days back

                                          Broooo. OG started the scarf trend, not Ibaka. Even though Ibaka would say otherwise :)

                                          • ckendall67
                                            ckendall67  5 days back

                                            Nick Nurse definitely deserves some consideration for Coach Of The Year, doing amazing work with a lineup that, apparently, people thought wasn't good enough to contend for another championship post-Kawhi. Yet the Raps prior to 2019 were consistently a top-seeded team in the East, only problem for them was LeBron kept getting in their way in the playoffs. And before LeBron it was Paul Pierce. Then last year the Raps finally broke through the glass ceiling and won their 1st championship. Even without Kawhi the rest of that team knows what it takes to compete for and win a championship. And they have themselves a coach now that can take them there again and again. Nurse has had to mix & match the lineup this year with several Raps on the injured list but everyone has contributed. It's not like the Raps repeatedly have to lean on the same one or two guys in order to compete, they can get big nights from ANYONE in the lineup. And Nurse's playbook, defensive schemes, have this team cooking with gas as well. They might not be the favorites this year...but they're still competing among the top teams in the East - and the league for that matter. Don't sleep on this Raptors team now, folks.... :-)

                                            • Susan Luis
                                              Susan Luis  5 days back

                                              Hope the Raptors continue to be good up to playoffs time. They always good in the regular season. Still Kawhi is the difference maker in their championship chase last season. Don't ever forget that.

                                              • Christopher Murillo
                                                Christopher Murillo  5 days back

                                                nice he doesn't show any hard feelings towards Kawhi, how the NBA
                                                should always be.

                                                • Brandon Troy
                                                  Brandon Troy  5 days back

                                                  So I’m super excited, I’ve got $1000 bet on the Raptors to take the championship and I’ve got $1000 bet for the clippers to take the championship, All from betting on kawhi and the Raptors from last year where I won 20k.. wouldn’t it be crazy if they ended up in the finals together. 😬

                                                  • stenobro
                                                    stenobro  5 days back

                                                    I was just looking up Nick Nurse. Guy has a beautiful wife and family. This guy just emits positivity all day.

                                                    • Shay White
                                                      Shay White  5 days back

                                                      WOW, WE ACTUALLY GOT RESPECTFOR ONCE FROM AN ANALYST!!! LMFAOOOO

                                                      • Unflushablepiss
                                                        Unflushablepiss  5 days back

                                                        NN is one cool dude!

                                                        • jaku garcia
                                                          jaku garcia  5 days back

                                                          Nick Nurse looks so different without the glasses. he's like staring directly to your soul lmfao.

                                                          Also, You can say Lowry, Ibaka, VanFleet without mentioning their first names.. But saying Anunoby without OG or OG without Anunoby it just doesn't feels right. lmfao

                                                          • Kapables
                                                            Kapables  5 days back

                                                            This moderator look like nick nurse dad 🤣

                                                            • Qasim Aziz
                                                              Qasim Aziz  5 days back

                                                              So good to see last years real coach of the year finally getting the recognition he deserves.

                                                              • kaleel clark
                                                                kaleel clark  5 days back

                                                                If the raptors win 60 games i will be shocked and amazed, and the U.S will be salty

                                                                • Eyem Dunn
                                                                  Eyem Dunn  5 days back

                                                                  Nick Nurse is just a better coach than Budenholzer.

                                                                  • King James
                                                                    King James  5 days back

                                                                    Raps gotta lock this man, along with Masai up long term.

                                                                    • SLBTUBE
                                                                      SLBTUBE  5 days back

                                                                      How are we so good? We the champs dummy's!!! RAAAPPPTTTTOOORRRSSSS

                                                                      • Shane
                                                                        Shane  5 days back

                                                                        CB4 is the greatest raptor of all time .
                                                                        -Jose Calderon

                                                                        Another year at this level Sikaam will leap frog Lowry and Jose ... honourable mention is Mike James . He is no where near the greatest raptor but mans could ball.

                                                                        • G Anzelc
                                                                          G Anzelc  5 days back

                                                                          I like this guy! He is a great coach!

                                                                          • Joshua
                                                                            Joshua  5 days back

                                                                            Raps v Bucks in the ECF this year. You read it here first.

                                                                            • Ernesto Benal Jr
                                                                              Ernesto Benal Jr  5 days back

                                                                              Ohh no Kawahi is gone wat wud we go!!???

                                                                              Paskal Siakam: hold my beer🍺

                                                                              • Veer Chasm
                                                                                Veer Chasm  5 days back

                                                                                The Raptors were a good team before Kawhi, they added an almost MVP in Gasol and Siakim grew up. Kawhi was lucky to be on the Raptors.

                                                                                • Wolverine
                                                                                  Wolverine  5 days back

                                                                                  Nick Nurse: 😲

                                                                                  • Michael Madrid
                                                                                    Michael Madrid  5 days back

                                                                                    Well kawhi didn’t play a lot last year

                                                                                    • BlackRoomGHOfficial
                                                                                      BlackRoomGHOfficial  5 days back

                                                                                      Coach of the year

                                                                                      • Uli Peterson
                                                                                        Uli Peterson  5 days back

                                                                                        it's about time that Nurse gets some credit for his incredible work with the Raptors.

                                                                                        • Todd MacPhee
                                                                                          Todd MacPhee  5 days back

                                                                                          This team is more talented than the 60 win team 2 years ago, now they also know how to win in the playoffs, see ya in the final !!!!

                                                                                          • Custom Wall Shelves
                                                                                            Custom Wall Shelves  5 days back

                                                                                            The best player in the world trains you for a year. The coach has you learn from him. In every way possible. You get better. A lot better. Go Raps Go

                                                                                            • William Redick
                                                                                              William Redick  5 days back

                                                                                              This guy is a keeper for sure - Toronto loves him!!

                                                                                              • Clem Lowes
                                                                                                Clem Lowes  5 days back

                                                                                                "How can you be this good?" Simple....talented players, comrodry, having fun and believing in themselves. Recipe for success.

                                                                                                • Bartimaeus Inc.
                                                                                                  Bartimaeus Inc.  5 days back

                                                                                                  The best coach ever! Best team ever and I want them so bad to prove they didn’t need Kawhai! I am grateful to Kawhai but we were good without him. He was the spark to the flame to get us to the championship! We can do it!