Thursday, May 6, 2010

Nurse the Odd Man Out

Nick Nurse was lost in the coaching merry-go-round last week of Greg McDermott and Fred Hoiberg.

About two weeks ago, Nurse landed the top assistant job to McDermott at Iowa State. Then a few days later McDermott took the Creighton job. Hoiberg replaced McDermott. Nurse was suddenly without a job.

But it turns out you can go home again. Nurse asked for his former head coaching job back with the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League. The Energy said yes.

That sequence of events was just plain weird. Hopefully, Nurse didn't purchased a house in Ames or load up with too much Iowa State clothing.

It appears Nurse wants to grab an NBA coaching job. He might want to stay clear of college assistant jobs, because in the crazy world of college basketball a similar switch might happen again.

But don't feel too sorry for Nurse. Iowa State will still be paying him. Second thought, maybe Nurse had a great gig after all. How many coaches do you know that get paid before they coach even one game at a school?

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