After 0-6 start, Raptors coach Nick Nurse celebrates successful challenge like he won a championship (video)

Dan Feldman

After the Raptors won the 2019 NBA title, Toronto coach Nick Nurse hugged Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and Masai Ujiri.

Some of the hug recipients changed, but Nurse’s celebration didn’t look that different last night.

Nurse missed his first six coach’s challenges then finally got one right during the Raptors’ win over the Lakers. He responded by hugging everyone – including a Los Angeles fan – around him.

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This was a long time coming. Even after a couple early failed challenges, Nurse sounded exasperated.

Michael Grange of Sportsnet:


Maybe Clippers coach Doc Rivers, a noted challenge critic, will eventually experience this euphoria.

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