Raptors coach Nick Nurse will miss Friday’s recreation attributable to COVID-19 protocols

Nick Nurse, head coach of the Toronto Raptors, and 5 other members of the teaching employees will not be a part of Friday evening’s recreation in opposition to the Houston Rockets, due to health and security protocols, the staff introduced.

“Due to health and safety protocols, six members of the Raptors’ coaching staff, including head coach Nick Nurse, will not be on the bench beginning with Friday’s game vs. Houston. They will continue to work remotely, and details on their return will be communicated when appropriate,” the staff stated in an announcement. 

General supervisor Bobby Webster will communicate to the media Friday at 5:45 p.m. ET, throughout the head coach’s pregame availability window.

It’s unsure who will take over on the bench for what was already a shorthanded employees. Chris Finch left the staff earlier this week to change into head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Adrian Griffin, Sergio Scariolo, Jama Mahlalela, Jim Sann and Jon Goodwillie make up the rest of Nurse’s teaching employees.

It’s additionally unsure what number of video games the teaching employees will miss. The Raptors host Chicago on Sunday.

The Raptors have been fortunate amid the worldwide pandemic with no video games postponed or rescheduled. Because of Canada’s border restrictions, they’re taking part in the season at Tampa’s Amalie Arena.

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