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Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse remains '100 percent committed' to Team Canada

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Nick Nurse [Getty Images]

Even though this year's Olympics have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse remains "100 percent committed" to Team Canada.

Nurse said as much on a conference call with reporters earlier this week.

"Hundred percent committed," Nurse said, per William Lou of Yahoo Sports. "I'm really looking forward to it, you know again just like hopes and prayers that things will be rolling by next summer when we're gonna be able to to go to Tokyo and play, you know, as I'm expecting."

Nurse won an NBA championship in his first season as head coach of the Raptors in 2018-19. Shortly after winning the title, Nurse coached Team Canada in China at the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

Canada finished the tournament in 21st place.

Canada was set to host a last-chance qualifying tournament in Victoria, British Columbia later this year. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, that has been postponed.

The 2021 Olympics is currently set to take place between July 23 and August 8 of 2021.

Nurse's contract with Team Canada was reportedly only through the 2020 Olympics.

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