Skip to main content
Canada’s most-awarded newsroom for a reason
Enjoy unlimited digital access
$1.99
per week
for 24 weeks
Canada’s most-awarded newsroom for a reason
$1.99
per week
for 24 weeks
// //

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse waves to the crowd during the team's victory parade on June 17, 2019.

Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse says a meeting is in the works with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Nurse says he hasn’t heard from the White House about a congratulatory meeting, but the team has been in contact with Ottawa.

“Definitely the Trudeau meeting, because they have been asking me about scheduling it,” Nurse told Toronto radio station Sportsnet 590 The Fan on Wednesday.

Story continues below advertisement

“I have heard nothing about the White House. We are Canada’s team anyway, right?”

It was not clear exactly who would attend the meeting or when it would happen.

Nurse wouldn’t say whether he would accept a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.

“We are here. Let’s go see Trudeau up in Ottawa.”

Nurse spoke about how Monday’s victory parade in Toronto affected the team.

He said the enthusiasm of the fans, especially the young people and the diversity of the crowd, was moving.

Raptors president Masai Ujiri produced ID before altercation with sheriff, police say, but not proper credentials

Toronto police investigating downtown stabbing that occurred during Raptors parade

Opinion: The Raptors steal the Warriors’ identity – and Kawhi Leonard takes his place as a Canadian sports hero

Related

Ottawa mayor presses Trudeau to invite Raptors to visit Parliament

Group of Red Sox players head to White House amid questions of a racial divide

Trump calls off Philadelphia Eagles’ White House visit over anthem dispute

“What struck me the most was ‘Gee, everybody from the age of six to 18 is here,'“ he said. “And such diversity. It was really something to see a sea of young people who were so excited and showing such nationalistic pride.”

Story continues below advertisement

During the victory parade, Trudeau addressed the celebrating crowd saying the Raptors brought all of Canada together.

Trudeau has said he is an avid fan.

On Friday, he tweeted “And that’s how we do it in the North” moments after the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, becoming the new champions.

The Prime Minister also tweeted a photo of himself with two of his children and the family dog watching the final game at home.

Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer also congratulated the Toronto team on their “historic win.”

Your Globe

Build your personal news feed

  1. Follow topics and authors relevant to your reading interests.
  2. Check your Following feed daily, and never miss an article. Access your Following feed from your account menu at the top right corner of every page.

Follow topics related to this article:

View more suggestions in Following Read more about following topics and authors
Report an error
Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

If you do not see your comment posted immediately, it is being reviewed by the moderation team and may appear shortly, generally within an hour.

We aim to have all comments reviewed in a timely manner.

Comments that violate our community guidelines will not be posted.

UPDATED: Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. Read our privacy policy to learn more.
How to enable cookies