Tag: Raptors

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse lands same job with Canada’s men’s team

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse is the new coach of Canada’s men’s basketball team. Canada Basketball announced the hiring Monday, less than two weeks after Nurse guided the Raptors to their first NBA championship. Gordie Herbert, one of three Canadian head coaches during a successful 12-game Americas qualifying run for this year’s World Cup…

Raptors fans gather in the hometown of the man who invented basketball

Nestled amid farmland in eastern Ontario, the Raptors viewing party in the small town of Almonte feels extra special — that’s because it’s the hometown of basketball inventor James Naismith. “Everyone is very proud and excited,” says Tiffany MacLaren, the main organizer of the outdoor event, which is attracting about 500 in a town of…

Lowe: What Kawhi and the Raptors have done to the Warriors

7:55 AM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — It can happen so suddenly — the end of a season, a dynasty, an arena. Few people in and around the NBA had internalized the idea — swirled it around in their brains, digested it, felt it — that the Toronto Raptors, the NBA’s accidental pseudo-contender who catapulted themselves…

Raptors power past Warriors for 3-1 NBA Finals lead

Early in Game 4, the Golden State Warriors looked well on their way to re-establishing balance in the NBA Finals. Coming off an injury-hobbled Game 3 loss at home, Golden State returned Friday with Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney in tow. Toronto Raptors not named Kawhi Leonard were non-factors in a first quarter that had…