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Nick Nurse has his custom hats and now he’ll have some bobbleheads, too.
The Toronto Raptors head coach is helping the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum produce four limited edition bobbleheads in time to commemorate the Raptors winning the NBA title one year ago.
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum says each special edition bobblehead “is unique in capturing a memorable moment.”
One has Nurse, who is a leading candidate to be named NBA coach of the year for this follow-up Raptors season, waving a Canadian flag while holding a microphone in his other hand. Nurse is also the head coach of the Canadian men’s national team.
A second bobblehead features Nurse wearing a suit and giving a fist pump. A third has him holding a basketball while wearing a hat that says “2019 champions.” The final one sees Nurse standing in the back of a pickup truck waving during the Raptors championship parade.
Each bobblehead is individually numbered to 2,019, and they are only available through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s online store. They are expected to ship in August, and sell for $30 each plus shipping, or all four for $100.
“I know Raptors fans are the most passionate when it comes to the team and their bobblehead collections, and I’m excited to be teaming up with the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum to bring fans this bobblehead series to commemorate last year’s historic championship,” Nurse said in a release.
“Nick Nurse’s head coaching debut with the Raptors will never be topped,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said in a release.
“Beloved by Canada for bringing the country its first NBA championship, we are excited to release these four bobbleheads of the popular head coach.”
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Milwaukee, but is cool with Nurse, even though his team took out the first-place Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference final last season. It opened in February of 2019 and has customized bobbleheads for sale.
For more information, visit store.bobbleheadhall.com/products/nicknurse
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