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Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse wins PBWA's Rudy Tomjanovich Award

The PBWA (Pro Basketball Writers Association) announced Wednesday that Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse has won the 2019-20 Rudy Tomjanovich Award.

The honour recognizes an NBA coach for their cooperation with the media and fans, as well as his excellence on the court.

Nurse led Toronto to a 53-19 record in the regular season despite the team losing the fifth most man-games to injury. The Raptors finished with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference and battled the Boston Celtics in a gruelling seven-game series in the second round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs.

The PBWA selected Nurse through a vote composed of more than 200 writers and editors who cover the NBA on a regular basis. The five finalists included Nurse, Mike D'Antoni of the Houston Rockets, Nate McMillan of the Indiana Pacers, Lloyd Pierce of the Atlanta Hawks and Monty Williams of the Phoenix Suns.

The award is named after Rudy Tomjanovich, a former Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers coach who won back-to-back titles with the Houston Rockets in 1994 and 1995.

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