Morrie revealed the reason for choosing the Nurses coach.
The Philadelphia 76ers appointed Nick Nurse as their new head coach on the 30th (Korean time).
Previous head coach Doc Rivers took over the Philadelphia helm from the 2020-2021 season. Coach Rivers led the Boston Celtics Big 3, consisting of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, to victory in the 2008 Finals. As if to live up to this, Coach Rivers recorded 154 wins and 82 losses and a 65.3% win rate over three seasons.스포츠토토
However, playoff results were a problem. Philadelphia has made the playoffs for three consecutive seasons under Rivers’ guidance. However, despite being able to challenge for the premiership, he could not cross the wall of the second round of the playoffs.
Philadelphia general manager Daryl Morey eventually drew the knife. Morrie sacked Rivers shortly after Philadelphia’s season. Among several candidates for the head coaching position, Mori chose Nick Nurse, former manager of the Toronto Raptors.
Why did Mori select the head coach of the Nurses? Morrie trusted the Nurses’ championship pedigree.
In an interview with ‘Sixers Wire’, general manager Mori said, “The biggest reason was Nick Nurse’s championship lineage. Coach Nurse is creative. He is also a manager who can create results with partners. We check all possibilities, including our relationship with the team and tactics. That’s why we thought the Nurses coach was a special candidate.”
Nurses coach has been active as Toronto’s manager since the 2018-2019 season. From his first season, he was recognized for his ability to lead the team to a finals championship. Even after that, coach Nurses, who led Toronto, posted a win rate of 58.2% with 227 wins and 163 losses over five seasons.
“The appointment of the Nurses coach is just the first step towards winning the championship, but it was such an important step,” said Mori.
The nurses coach also said, “I will ask the players to open their hearts. I will build a team with openness and cooperation.”