Sport Raptors tweet congrats to recently fired Dwane Casey for Coach of Year candidacy

05:20  17 may  2018
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NBA coaching rumors: Executives believe Raptors will fire Dwane Casey

  NBA coaching rumors: Executives believe Raptors will fire Dwane Casey The Raptors, who finished with the best record in the Eastern Conference this season, are down 3-0 to the Cavaliers in the semifinals.Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer reports that, "Executives around the league anticipate that the Raptors will make a coaching change, though there are no guarantees after Toronto’s success this regular season.

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The Raptors ’ only Coach of the Year was Sam Mitchell in 2006-07. This season, Dwane Casey has already shown enough to warrant serious consideration. The above tweet admirably summarizes why Dwane Casey should be a CoY candidate . He has found a formula in which young-player

The NBA announced the finalists for its key awards Wednesday, and it unintentionally created the most awkward moment of the season.

Dwane Casey is in the running for Coach of the Year after leading the Raptors to the most successful regular season (59 wins) in franchise history.

That regular-season success wasn't enough for Casey to keep his job, though, and he was fired after seven years on the job. Raptors president Masai Ujiri opted to send Casey packing largely because of the Raptors' humiliating second-round sweep at the hands of the Cavaliers.

a man standing in front of a crowd: Dwane Casey© (Getty Images) Dwane Casey

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Raptors fire coach Dwane Casey after humiliating Cavs sweep

  Raptors fire coach Dwane Casey after humiliating Cavs sweep Casey led the Raptors to their best regular season ever, but Toronto couldn't win a game against Cleveland in the playoffs.Toronto fired its coach Friday, calling it a "difficult but necessary step" to get the franchise to the next level. The Raptors hoped they had finally achieved that this season, winning a franchise-record 59 games and entering the playoffs as the top seed in the Eastern Conference, but a second-round sweep at the hands of the Cavaliers showed how far Toronto has to go.

Congrats Coach Casey on being voted @NBA_ Coaches Coach of the Year by your peers. Now, did Dwane Casey deserve to be fired ? Almost definitely not. He took what wasn't working for a perennial playoff team and altered it in a way that allowed them to finish atop their conference.

Masai Ujiri believes Dwane Casey deserves to be recognized as the best coach in the NBA, but the Toronto president doesn't think Casey should be leading the Raptors . Tweet 0. Comments 0. So the Raptors fired Casey , praising him on his way out the door.

Nonetheless, those famous Canadian manners compelled the Raptors' social media team to salute Casey for his nomination:

A lovely gesture from the Raptors, but it feels a little strange when Casey was told to pack his bags just five days earlier.

Casey's tenure in Toronto ended with a 320-230 record (.573 winning percentage) and his Raptors reaching the playoffs five consecutive times.

Pair of Spurs assistants interview for Raptors head coaching job, report says .
Toronto spoke with current San Antonio assistants Ettore Messina and Ime Udoka this week, according to a report by ESPN. The Raptors have also met with three other candidates, the report says.Messina has been with the Spurs since 2014. He served as a head coach internationally and won four EuroLeague titles prior to joining San Antonio’s staff. Messina also interviewed with the Hornets and Bucks this offseason, according to ESPN’s report.Udoka played seven seasons in the NBA with the Lakers, Knicks, Trail Blazers, Kings and Spurs from 2003-11.

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