In leading the Toronto Raptors to the 2019 NBA Championship, Nick Nurse became the only coach ever to win an NBA and G League title.
Congrats, Coach Nurse. FIRST coach to lead teams to an @NBA and @nbagleague championship 🏆. pic.twitter.com/81oVx2Xmjs- NBA G League (@nbagleague) June 14, 2019
Prior to being named the head coach of the Raptors, Nurse was an assistant with the team for five years from 2013 to 2018.
Before that, Nurse was a head coach in the D-League (now the G League) for six years from 2007 to 2013. During that tenure, he led two franchises to D-League Championships - the Iowa Energy in 2011 and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in 2013.
Nurse now becomes the ninth rookie head coach to win the NBA Finals, joining a list that also includes Pat Riley, Steve Kerr and Tyronn Lue.