Want to know more about Nick Nurse's path to leading the Toronto Raptors to their first-ever championship? There's now a book for that.
On Oct. 13, "Rapture: Fifteen Teams, Four Countries, One NBA Championship, and How to Find a Way to Win - Damn Near Anywhere" will go on sale. Written by Nurse, the book "distills the wisdom, insight, and experiences that helped him lead the Toronto Raptors to the NBA championship in his first year as head coach."
The forward is written by Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson, someone Nurse has long studied and idolized.
You can preorder the book on the likes of Amazon, Indigo, AbeBooks, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Google Play, Kobo and Ebooks.com. The hardcover costs $38.00 (CAD), whereas the Ebook costs $19.99.
"Now, in this revealing new book - equal parts personal memoir, leadership manifesto, and philosophical meditation - Nurse tells his own story. Given unprecedented access inside the Raptors' locker room, readers get an intimate study of not only the team culture he has built, but also of a rookie coach's unique dynamic with the star players-such as Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry, and Pascal Siakam-who helped trailblaze the 2019 championship run."
Nurse joined the Raptors as an assistant coach in 2013. He replaced Dwane Casey as head coach in 2018, leading the Raptors to the championship in 2018-19 and winning Coach of the Year in 2019-20.
Prior to the NBA, Nurse coached in England and Belgium. He also coached at the collegiate level in the United States, as well as in the NBA Development League, now NBA G League.