Nurse To Lead Canadian FIBA World Cup Team
Nick Nurse, head coach to Toronto’s Raptors, has according to reports agreed to lead the Canadian men’s team at the upcoming FIBA World Cup in China come August. What’s more, according to the same source, Nurse has agreed to not only coach the team for the World Cup, but possibly also beyond. The news of Nurse’s having agreed to coach the national men’s team broke shortly after the good coach had led the Raptors all the way to a Eastern Conference victory of note over Milwaukee; a victory that also so happens to be the very first of its nature for the popular franchise.
Canada Basketball has apparently been scouting far and wide for a coach for the men’s Basketball team for the World Cup. It’s no task to be taken on without the necessary skills and know-how, as the World Cup is the qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. If anything, Nick Nurse will have his work cut out for him good and proper.
Never Better Positioned
Men’s Basketball in Canada is currently riding a wave of success that is poised at an all time-high. Never before in Basketball history has Canada been so on the ready to change the global game, as well as its own standing in the rank of that game. The talent is currently of such a standard that few would even dare to claim to be able to compete completely on par and level with the Canadians.
It’s been said in the inner circles that the basic selection of the team set to be headed for China will in itself be tricky business. But with that having been said, its rather a nice “problem” to be having on any given day. If any man is up for it, then let it be said that that man is in all likelihood Raptors head coach Nick Nurse.
Top Two Finish Is A Must
All things considered, the fact that the men’s team has this time round been drawn into a difficult group is no secret. Canada will be starting out alongside Senegal, Australia and Lithuania (Group H). In order to advance past the initial stage, the Canadians will have to strut their stuff and finish among the top two teams in the starting group.
The World Cup will run from August 31st up until September 15th.