HoopsHype Dwane Casey rumors

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"The last two games (against Miami and Indiana) should tell us how far we still have to go," Casey told me. "Those are two very talented teams with established programs. They've tasted the conference finals and (Miami) has tasted a championship. They know big play moments. You think you are playing well (against them) and then boom, here comes a haymaker. They know those moments and those are the moments with physicality, toughness, focus and concentration you've got to recognize as a player out there on the court. We are still trying to get there and that's our challenge. "There's no reason for any of us to be content or satisfied or to be able to be happy. We should still be hungry. We've gotta' play as a hungry team." Yahoo! Sports

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For the first time since 2010 Toronto is a .500 team 30 games into the season. It's also the best record the team has had under Casey, this late into the campaign. "Personally, I don't give a crap," said Casey, asked what his team's recent success means to him, a coach with an expiring deal. "I mean, it's not about me. It's about that team in there in that locker room. I'm going to be in coaching for a long time. so it's not about me, it's about those guys in the locker room. For them, I think it's another huge step as far as their growth is concerned and I truly mean that." TSN

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Masai Ujiri is not judging head coach Dwane Casey on the end results of Toronto’s games. He knows the previous edition of the team and the post-Rudy Gay version are not world beaters by any stretch. So Casey, in the final year of his three-year contract, apparently won’t have to go full bore after victories at all costs like most coaches looking for an extension do. “If we were grading on wins and losses, I’d be talking differently here. That’s not what we’re doing here. I think our grade is on growth, how we grow as a team, how we grow as an organization, how we build, how our young players are getting better, how we handle our situations, how we communicate,” Ujiri said Monday. Toronto Sun

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Casey believes the first step in this process is changing a tendency too many of his players have. They get the ball in their hands and their first instinct is to put it on the floor. “What is happening now is every time someone catches it they dribble one, two, three times,” Casey said. “Now I pass to him and he dribbles it one, two, three. Now not only are you fighting the other colour jerseys, but also the shot clock. We have to get that rhythm and timing and chemistry together where we are making quick decisions with the basketball and not just catching and holding, but catching and shooting, passing or attacking.” Toronto Sun

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Casey blames all of the injuries and the change of scenery for Garnett and Pierce for Brooklyn’s early stumbles. “Believe me, Brooklyn’s going to be OK. They’re going to bounce back. I don’t see anything that has anything to do with coaching. It’s just injuries right now, guys learning to play with each other, it’s only 13 games into the season,” Casey said after practice Monday. I just hope they don’t get it together (Tuesday). They’re a dangerous team, they have veterans who have won multiple championships so you can’t sneeze at that. Everyone’s overreacting and coaching is the easiest target you can throw stuff at. It’s not coaching, Jason will be OK.” Toronto Sun

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