HoopsHype Dwane Casey rumors
Toronto Raptors President and General Manager Masai Ujiri announced Tuesday the club and head coach Dwane Casey have agreed in principle on a new three-year contract through the 2016-17 season. Casey guided the Raptors to a team-record 48 victories and an Atlantic Division championship in 2013-14. Raptors.com
“From day one last summer Dwane has done an excellent job both on-and-off the court,” said Ujiri. “There’s been growth from each player on the roster and the team’s identity of toughness and a desire to always compete has clearly been established. We’re very excited to continue to grow and develop this team with Dwane as our head coach.” Raptors.com
Doug Smith: Raptors have agreement in principle with Dwane Casey on a three-year deal, according to sources Twitter @SmithRaps
Sunday is a busy day in Toronto, and fans trying to get to the Air Canada Centre for Game 7 of the Nets-Raptors series may want to budget extra time to get there. The Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon started Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m., and a number of major roads were closed for the event. Maple Leaf Square was full of Raptors fans hours before tipoff preparing for the big game. Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey, for one, was stuck in traffic. He decided to make a last-minute change of plans, and a fan snapped a photo of Casey riding the the subway. For The Win
With five fouls, Lowry gambled, reaching in on the veteran Pierce. But Raptors Coach Dwane Casey was rewarded for having left Lowry in the game: The steal stifled a comeback effort by the Nets, who ended up missing their last six field-goal attempts. “He’s dealing with a lot right now,” Casey said of Lowry. “And he came through with flying colors.” New York Times
Toronto coach Dwane Casey was asked what he thought about the foul and technical called on Vasquez. Casey wanted to avoid criticizing the officiating, which has become a bit of a theme during this first-round series. "Again, I like my money," Casey said. "But I've got to go back and look at the tape. Those kind of calls broke our back. It was the difference in the game. "Again, they're a great team, give them credit. We respect them, but let's let the game be dictated by that. I've got to go back and see what the calls were. I had a different view of them evidently as those guys did." ESPN.com
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