Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri all but confirmed that coach Dwane Casey would receive a contract extension. Casey is the fourth-longest-tenured coach in the NBA, having been in Toronto since 2011. Under his guidance, the Raptors have gone from the lottery to the Eastern Conference finals, though there have been stumbles — most notably a first-round sweep at the hands of the Washington Wizards last season — along the way. “I’ve had discussions with his agent,” Ujiri said on Monday. “We continue to discuss. But coach Casey is our coach for the future. I think that’s very easy for us to figure out. That’ll be done in our sleep, I think.”
Brian Seltzer: Brown said one of parts of Philadelphia he’s most impressed with is how knowledgable town is about hoops. Thinks town will embrace #1 pick.
Calvin Watkins: When the Rockets finalize Mike D’Antoni’s contract to become head coach, he’ll make decisions regarding last year’s staff. Several assistants had their contracts end once the season was over and there is no word on their return. Greg Buckner and T.R. Dunn among them.