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

05:20  17 may  2018
05:20  17 may  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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.

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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 president Masai Ujiri on firing Dwane Casey: 'Hardest thing I've done'

  Raptors president Masai Ujiri on firing Dwane Casey: 'Hardest thing I've done' Ujiri was emotional while explaining the decision to fire Casey saying, "I don't know that I'll work with a better person."Ujiri was emotional while explaining the decision go in a different direction from Casey, saying, "I can honestly say I don't know that I'll work with a better person.

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.

NBA coaching rumors: Raptors, Bucks zero in on same top candidate .
Both the Raptors and Bucks have singled out former Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer, 48, as their top choice. Mike Budenholzer has emerged as the focus of the Milwaukee and Toronto coaching searches, league sources tell ESPN. Raptors are opening conversations with Budenholzer and Bucks will re-engage with him early this week, sources said.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 14, 2018 Budenholzer posted a 213-197 record in five seasons with Atlanta and made the playoffs in his first four. With a depleted roster, Atlanta finished last in the Eastern Conference with a 24-48 mark in 2017-18.

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