The Raptors Are Interviewing An Interesting Young Coach

Toronto Raptors logo decal on center court prior to game one of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Center on April 16, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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After being the head coach of the Toronto Raptors for the past five seasons, Nick Nurse was recently fired.

This has left the Raptors, a team with a lot of interesting young talent, without a head coach.

According to Shams Charania, they will be interviewing David Edelman, who has been an assistant with the Denver Nuggets for the past six years.

Edelman is the son of Rick Edelman, a longtime head coach in the NBA, most notably with the Portland Trail Blazers and the Sacramento Kings.

The younger Edelman started as a player development coach under his father with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and under head coach Michael Malone in Denver, he served as the team’s lead assistant alongside two-time league MVP Nikola Jokic.

The Nuggets are currently in the Western Conference Semifinals, and as of this writing, hold a 2-1 lead over the Phoenix Suns and are looking to go up 3-1 with a win in Game 4.

They finished with the best record in the Western Conference during the regular season and may have their best shot ever at reaching the NBA Finals for the first time.

Toronto lost to the Chicago Bulls in the play-in tournament a few weeks back, but with studs like Pascal Siakam, Ozzie Anunobi and Scottie Barnes, they have some hope for the immediate future.

Perhaps the right coach can unlock his potential and get him back in the NBA playoffs, while perhaps giving him a shot at causing an upset there.

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