Nick Nurse Might Not Be Leaving the Iowa Energy? With Iowa State head coach Greg McDermott leaving for Creighton, Nurse's job with the Cyclones has become "uncertain." While he's still at Iowa State as the top assistant without a head coach in place, he could (should) also be a candidate for the Iowa State head vacancy. Currently, according to a poll at the Des Moines Register, Nurse is the second most popular candidate behind Minnesota Timberwolves VP of Basketball Ops Fred Hoiberg. If he doesn't get that job, however, Energy president Jerry Crawford said Nurse would remain his coach "until he signs a contract with someone else."