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Look: Raptors Have Responded To The Nick Nurse Rumors

raptors head coach nick nurse during game 5

TORONTO, ONTARIO - JUNE 10: Head coach Nick Nurse of the Toronto Raptors reacts in the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors during Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

t doesn't look like there's any chance that the Los Angeles Lakers hire Nick Nurse away from the Toronto Raptors.

Raptors President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri shot down those rumors pretty quick when he spoke about them to Josh Lewenberg of TSN.

“I dream like they dream. I want Messi. I want Ronaldo. I want Kobe Bryant. So they can keep dreaming. I dream too," Ujiri said.

Nurse isn't going anywhere, which means the Lakers will have to look elsewhere for their new head coach. They're in the market for one after they fired Frank Vogel following the 2021-22 regular season.

It was a season that saw the Lakers miss the playoffs even though many pundits saw them as a title contender.

Nurse led the Raptors to the playoffs this season, though they lost in the first round to the Philadelphia 76ers in six games.

We'll have to see where the Lakers search goes from here.