Chris Finch had an introductory press conference as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.
Finch said he spoke to Karl-Anthony Towns on Sunday night and pledged to make him the centerpiece of the offense.
The Wolves previously interviewed Nurse for their head coaching job in 2019.
Before the Saunders news broke, Towns reaffirmed his commitment to the franchise and said he liked the trajectory of the franchise despite the dismal record.
"If you want to build a legacy we got to win," Towns said. "And I want to build my legacy here so I want to win with the Wolves, and I'm going to do everything I possibly can to keep step-by-step, brick-by-brick, building something and a culture here that's going to stand here for a long time."