According to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today, Raptors head coach Nick Nurse is being sued by his former agent, Warren LeGarie, over a breach of contract.
A prominent agent who represents NBA coaches and executives has filed a civil lawsuit against Raptors coach Nick Nurse for breach of contract. https://t.co/fjxEgm4l2N
— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) July 9, 2021
As stated in the article, LeGarie is suing Nurse because of his failure “to do certain things required by the representation contract.”
The agents complaint also includes that “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.”
According to LeGarie, he entered a verbal agreement with the 2020 NBA Coach of the Year, which entitled him to three per cent commission of Nurse’s head coaching contracts and four per cent commission on assistant coaching contracts.
LeGarie’s attorney had the following to say regarding the dispute:
“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.”
In the complaint, LaGarie claims that Nurse had honoured the agreement between the 2015-16 and 2018-19 seasons.
Nurse is now represented by Andy Miller of Klutch Sports.