The Los Angeles Lakers have identified Nick Nurse as one of their top candidates for the position of head coach, multiple sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Nurse signed a multiyear contract extension with the Toronto Raptors in 2020 and has two years remaining on his deal. It is unclear whether Nurse would have interest in the Lakers or if he would be attainable due to his contract status. The Lakers would need to receive permission from the Raptors and would likely need to engage them on a prospective trade.
Nurse is a former Coach of the Year and also helped guide the Raptors to the championship in 2020. Charania also reports that Juwan Howard is another candidate for the job.
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