Nick Nurse

(Oakland) -- Carroll native and Kuemper Catholic alum Nick Nurse is an NBA champion.

The Toronto Raptors finished a 4-2 series win with a 114-110 win over Golden State on Thursday evening to win the franchise’s first NBA championship.

Nurse, who graduated college from the University of Northern Iowa, also spent time as an assistant or head coach at UNI, Grand View, South Dakota and the Iowa Energy among others. He was in his first year as the head coach at Toronto.