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Raptors' Dwane Casey voted National Basketball Association coach of the year

11 May, 2018, 01:34 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
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The National Basketball Coaches Association - the association of NBA head coaches - announced Wednesday that Casey has been voted Coach of the Year by his peers.

Despite being the number one seed in the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Raptors were eliminated from this year's playoffs in the second round by the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this year.

If recent history is any indicator, Casey's comments offer little reassurance regarding his future in Toronto.

You can't fire him because of Lowry and DeRozan disappearing like their were touched by Thano's Infinity Gauntlet in Marvel's summer tentpole Avengers: Infinity War, or the fact that the Raptors are as soft as Mr. Magoo mentally when it comes to facing Cleveland. We'll get better. We'll get better here.

During his tenure in Toronto, Casey has guided the Raptors to five straight playoff appearances and three consecutive 50-win seasons.

Ujiri's wait-and-see approach didn't appear to bother Casey, who said he was aware of the questions about his job but didn't need Ujiri to provide a public backing. "I can't pull the culture reset off this year, can I?" said Ujiri, grinning, as he opened his season-ending press conference. In short, the next steps for the team at large is entering an evaluation process, Ujiri said, which will take place in the coming weeks. The Raptors lost to the Cavs for a third straight season.

"Tanking? We're not doing that here", Ujiri said. "It's kind of the worst feeling". "That was our goal".

Ujiri said he thought the first game against the Cavaliers was the turning point in the series.

Toronto almost rallied to win Game 3, but James banked in a remarkable tie-breaking basket at the buzzer. "Going from last year to this year, we're happy with the jump we made with some of the things we said we wanted to do".

"Coach Casey has been unbelievable for our organization ... He's one of the best coaches I've had". I always believe in him ... Instead, the Raptors were swept.



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