Nick Nurse and Raptors Staff Will Coach Team Giannis in NBA All-Star Game

Nick Nurse
Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse will coach Team Giannis in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. | Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The NBA All-Star Game has a new format in 2020 and the game will have to be coached accordingly.

Team Giannis is (naturally) captained by Giannis Antetokounmpo and he will select his squad next Thursday in the All-Star Draft alongside LeBron James. We now know who will be coaching Team Giannis.

It's been revealed that Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse and his staff will have the honor of coaching the team Antetokounmpo constructs during the game on Feb. 16.

That is a great honor for the coach of the defending champs as he has his team second in the Eastern Conference standings even after the departure of Kawhi Leonard.

It is also worth noting that Giannis is a free agent after the 2019-20 season. Perhaps he will like what he sees from Nurse and the Raptors coaching staff when they're commanding the troops during the All-Star Game.

Nurse and his staff have proven their true value this year and they give Team Giannis a great chance to win with the new format. Now Nurse gets to sit back and wait to see all the stars he will have the honor of coaching.