Dwane Casey Rumors
You did a lot of odd jobs growing up. What was the toughest one? Casey: I would say the toughest was working in the coal mines [when I was a sophomore in college] now that I’m older and understand how dangerous it was. At that time, all I could see was a new car coming: saving up the money to buy a new car. But being underground, where you can’t stand up and at any time the roof could fall in, you’re working around rats and rocks are falling. It’s just such a dangerous job that now that I’m older and understand the problems or what could’ve happened, I don’t understand how crazy I was. But it just gives you respect for coal miners and how hard and how dangerous a job they have as far as doing it every day to make a living for their families.
Dwane Casey of the Toronto Raptors has won the 2015-16 Rudy Tomjanovich Award, which honors a coach for his cooperation with the media and fans, as well as his excellence on the court, the Professional Basketball Writers Association announced today. In his fifth season as the Raptors’ head coach, Casey led his team to a 56-26 record, the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. He also promoted an environment of mutual respect, professionalism and thoughtfulness with the working media.