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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.
Messed up, here's proper spelling: Raptors notes from here in Vegas: As we expected, Nate Bjorkgren is here and will officially be named a member of Nick Nurse's coaching staff at some point. Nurse invited his friend Fabulous from great @ScottCacciola piece to watch SL.
— Ryan Wolstat (@WolstatSun) July 9, 2018
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.