Coaching paths

Carroll native Nick Nurse played college basketball at UNI. When he was a junior, ECC's Troy Muilenburg was a freshman. The two were teammates and both eventually got into coaching. Nurse has led the Toronto Raptors to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history.

Native Iowan Nick Nurse is making headlines around the world for leading the Toronto Raptors to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history.

For Ellsworth Community College’s Troy Muilenburg he’s just Nick Nurse, former teammate.

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