HoopsHype Dwane Casey rumors

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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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The other team in that hunt would be the Raptors, who just scored a much-needed road win in Philadelphia and play the Wizards on Friday night. The feeling among rival executives is that Raptors president Masai Ujiri will be quick to the trigger on a coaching change if things go south for Dwane Casey -- a move that would allow Ujiri, the reigning executive of the year, to begin putting his stamp on things. But clearly that time isn't now; at 4-7, the Raptors remarkably find themselves in first place in the Atlantic Division. CBSSports.com

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Before playing at home for just the sixth time in his NBA career, eight-year veteran Kyle Lowry had his teammates over for dinner on Tuesday night. Lowry’s mother and wife cooked the food and a barber was even on hand to give out haircuts to those in need. A week earlier, the Raptors dined at the Memphis home of Rudy Gay. Head coach Dwane Casey said the gatherings are good for the team. “Any time you get guys together off the court, build that camaraderie, it’s pretty good,” Casey said. “He did it up right. Everybody had a great time.” Toronto Sun

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This season's schedule doesn't let up until mid-January, meaning the record might not be pretty by then. But the 2013-14 Raptors already have four wins in 10 contests and Casey believes this season's squad will be fine. "It's a different feel because of what we went through last year," Casey said Saturday morning after the Raptors went through a practice in preparation for a visit by the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. "We've kicked away a couple of games that we should have had, (but) I don't feel the mental letdown from those two games (like what constantly happened last year), we've bounced right back," he said. Toronto Sun

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