Toronto Raptors sign head coach Nick Nurse to multiyear contract extension, I Can't Believe This Social Security Bonus Was So Easy, Americans Are Obsessed With New Blanket That Puts You To Sleep In Minutes, 23 New Gadgets That Will Sell Out Before the Holidays. He can make a three from anywhere, and that’s how he has won two MVPs and three NBA titles. The details … Sign up now ▸, Related slideshow: The 25 highest-paid NBA players (Provided by Yardbarker), Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Children can pick up on our 'anxieties and worries' about election: Here's how to talk to them about voting and politics, DoorDash just opened its first physical location as the pandemic fuels a ghost kitchen boom. Toronto didn't disclose the exact terms of the deal. Only a real close working relationship for two, since I became a head coach, and we feel like a team. Nobody would have seen this coming when Siakam was drafted by the Raptors. Nurse added: "For me, I love coaching. You may not like the way the Beard plays, but you can’t argue with results. And yet he was an All-Star in his last three seasons with the Hornets and then did it again in his first season with the Celtics, his current team. However, in his third season he won Most Improved Player, and some thought he could arguably win it again in 2020 based on how he’s turned himself into one of the best players in the NBA. He will make $35 million this season. The Lehigh alum has averaged over 20 points per game in each of the last four seasons and is also one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA. After Kawhi Leonard left in free agency last summer, not many expected Toronto to be dominant this season, but Nurse made sure that his team brought the same championship-caliber play all season long. Asked if he was concerned, Nurse replied: "Yeah, for sure. He just signed a brand-new extension with a team that owned his Bird rights, which means Portland could pay him more money than any team could pay a player previously. Sure, that’s because Giannis is on his rookie deal still, and there are questions if the Bucks will be able to afford to re-sign him. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. Kyrie is polarizing, both in his play and in his personality. Lillard is deserving of it. "That's really I want. Sure, Westbrook can’t shoot threes, but he knows how to get buckets and earn his average salary of $41 million. Watch » Then he took over the offseason by signing with the Clippers and getting Paul George to join him. In the statement released by the team, Raptors president Masai Ujiri heaped mountains of praise on Nurse. Toronto finished the 2019-20 regular season at 53-19 and behind only the Milwaukee Bucks in the overall league standings. Butler is another guy who is clearly a great player but seems to burn out wherever he goes. In his first season as the man in charge, Nurse guided the Raptors to an NBA Finals victory over the Golden State Warriors. How the CDC failed local public health officials fighting the coronavirus. 6-keys: media/spln/nba/reg/free/stories, at All Rights Reserved. Nurse agreed to a "multiyear" contract extension earlier this month and a year after guiding the Raptors to their first championship. Few people can attack the basket like Kyrie, who makes around $34 million a year. He will earn around $33 million on average through the rest of his deal. Curry is the first player on this list averaging over $40 million a season. The Toronto Raptors aren't in a hurry just yet to extend the contract of head coach Nick Nurse. " He’s never quite been the same since, though his skills have popped up here and there. He’s tied for the second-largest contract in the NBA. He forced his way out of San Antonio, went to Toronto and completely salvaged his reputation. He was also an assistant for England's national team, before returning back to the United States to coach in the G League, where he won Coach of the Year in 2011, in addition to winning a G League championship with the Raptors 905. I want to do it in a place I want to be — and here is where I want to be — and with some guys I want to coach and with some people I want to work alongside.".