If the Raptors win it all again this year, where would you put Nurse on the all-time coaching list?

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  1. Trap Jesus Registered User

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    They were famously the first team to win the title without a lottery pick. They wouldn't do that again this year considering they're using Stanley Johnson sparingly off the bench, but the construction of their roster looks like this:

    Johnson - 1st Round, 8th overall
    Anunoby - 1st Round, 23rd overall
    Hollis-Jefferson - 1st Round, 23rd overall
    Ibaka - 1st Round, 24th overall
    Lowry - 1st Round, 24th overall
    Siakim - 1st Round, 27th overall
    McCaw - 2nd Round, 38th overall
    Powell - 2nd Round, 46th overall
    Gasol - 2nd Round, 48th overall
    Hernandez - 2nd Round, 59th overall
    Boucher - Undrafted
    Brissett - Undrafted
    Davis - Undrafted
    Miller - Undrafted
    Thomas - Undrafted
    VanVleet - Undrafted
    Watson - Undrafted

    Considering Kawhi moving on from the team, how high up the all-time coaching list would you elevate Nurse if they win it all again this year?
     
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    Not sure where'd I put him but winning 2 titles + COY in a coaches first two seasons might just be a first.

    How many coaches have even won a title + been named COY their first 2 seasons?
     
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    No but Masai is a genius.
     
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    This whole "won the title without lottery picks" nonsense needs to die already. They traded a former lottery pick to acquire Khwai, they quired Gasol by trading another lottery pick, they acquired Lowry for the 12th overall pick ...
     
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    The idea is that nobody on the team was drafted with a lottery pick. That's a pretty impressive feat when you think about it.
     
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    It also helps create a false narrative that you don't need high picks to win. You don't get those high-end pieces without having high picks like DeRozan, Valenciounas or that 12th pick to trade for them.
     

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