Toronto Raptors Head Coach Hit With Lawsuit From NBA Agent

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse was hit with a lawsuit recently as an NBA Agent is seeking commission for Nurse's latest contract extension.

This prominent agent represents both NBA coaches and executives and filed a civil lawsuit against the Raptors bench boss for breach of contract and is seeking financial relief. According to USA Today, the agent's name is Warren LeGarie and had this to say as part of their report:

Among other things, Defendant Nurse failed to abide by the terms of the representation contract, failed to pay Plaintiffs the amounts due under the representation contract, and failed to disclose to Plaintiffs the amount of the employment contract he entered into with the Toronto Raptors for the 2020-2021 through 2023-2024 NBA seasons, thus denying Plaintiffs the opportunity to be paid for commissions wed on Defendant NURSE’s employment contract for the 2020-2021 through 2023-2024 NBA seasons

Nurse has since changed agents and is rep'd by Rich Paul's Klutch Sports Group. His contract extension was reportedly a four year deal worth $32 million, making him one of the highest paid coaches in the league.  

LeGarie's attorney had this to say on the matter in a released statement:

Warren LeGarie has successfully represented numerous NBA head coaches and executives for more than two decades. He represented Nick Nurse for over seven years and successfully negotiated several contracts for him pursuant to the same agent agreement that is the subject of this lawsuit. Mr. LeGarie employed his considerable experience and relationships in the NBA to help advance the career of Mr. Nurse as he progressed from an assistant to the head coach of the Toronto Raptors. The lawsuit speaks for itself as to the facts and law on the matter. I have nothing more to say about the case at this time.

Nurse's lawyers went on to say they are disappointed this was filed but will respect the legal process. LeGarie is seeking roughly 4% of Nurse's entire contract in the case.

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