Bjorkgren headed to Raptors as an assistant

Nate Bjorkgren will be hired as an assistant coach by the Raptors.

Nick Nurse continues to build his staff with the Toronto Raptors.

The Raptors’ new head coach will be adding Nate Bjorkgren as an assistant coach, according to Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun.

Bjorkgren finished the 2017-18 season as an advance scout for the Raptors. He also has a long-standing relationship with Nurse. Bjorkgren served as an assistant under Nurse with the Iowa Energy of the G League from 2007-11. Nurse was reportedly in Bjorkgren’s wedding party, so this friendship goes beyond just coaching.