HoopsHype Dwane Casey rumors

August 21, 2013 Updates

“The talent is there,” Casey said. “There is not a better athlete in the NBA than Terrence Ross. But just, bringing it on a consistent basis is his own personal challenge. We pushed him as a coaching staff and work with him till the cows come home, but until he makes up his mind mentally that he is going to exert that same athleticism and effort on both ends of the floor, that’s when he will make the next step. … He has been working with a shooting coach this summer, trying to get that consistent, working on his shot. His ballhandling, his defense in pick-and-roll situations, he has been working on that all summer.” Sporting News

“Everyone’s on a year-to-year contract,” Casey told Sporting News from his home in Seattle. “I don’t care who you are, we all are. I am going to coach the same as if I had a 10-year contract or a one-year contract. I can’t get caught up in that. … The good thing about it is, I have a good relationship with Masai. He is originally from Seattle, he went to high school there. So I have known him for a long time. In the end, I am going to be judged by how we improve. I am not going to spend a waking moment worrying about my contract.” Sporting News

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“He reminds me of Jack Sikma,” Casey said, a big smile coming across his face as he launched into a story from the good old days. Sikma, a seven-time All-Star in the 1970s and 1980s, is remembered in coaching circles for the “Sikma move,” a face-up motion with the ball kept high in a flexible position that allows for a quick jumper or an up-and-under fake to set up a drive to the basket. SI.com

His biggest area of improvement, meanwhile, isn’t even technically a basketball skill. “His English is 10 times better than my Lithuanian,” Casey joked. “His English is so much better. Last year, I would be yelling at him and he would be like, ‘OK, coach.’ He had no clue what I was saying. … Now, he is understanding the NBA verbiage — floppy, tag, the everyday NBA words that you understand. He is learning those and that makes it easier and it makes for a quicker read, better communication in the flow of the game.” SI.com

July 16, 2013 Updates

But Dwane Casey is not going to play along — no way, no how, no chance. He made that crystal clear here Monday afternoon, months before training camp even begins, the time when the questions about his future could become almost a daily occurrence. “I’m going to say this and I’m not going to talk about it again: I could care less about three years on the contract, four years on the contract, I’m going to be the same coach,” he said after the Raptors played an informal scrimmage with the Washington Wizards on a Summer League off-day. “This year, I’m going to coach the way I want to coach, to coach the way that puts us in the best position to win.” Toronto Star

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Jerry Zgoda: Flip said Bayno will be Dwane Casey's first assistant in Toronto, so he said it's a promotion he's leaving for with 2 years left on contract Twitter @JerryZgoda

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If you are Dwane Casey this morning, you have to be wondering just a little bit. As some published reports have suggested, it certainly appears that the Raptors new general manager Masai Ujiri is leaning towards keeping the Raptors head coach, who has another year left on his contract, around. But Ujiri stopped well short of guaranteeing that Casey will be his head coach heading into next season. “I’ve talked to Dwane Casey a couple of times and we’re going to sit down and I will understand what his philosophies are and I will tell him what my philosophies are and I’ll tell him what I think needs to be changed,” Ujiri said. “For me this organization is going to be like this now (hands together) and we will all be on the same page and have the same goals.” Toronto Sun

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