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Dwane Casey Fired by the Toronto Raptors

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Two days ago Dwane Casey was named NBA Coach of the Year.  Today he was fired by the Toronto Raptors.

The one-seed in the Eastern Conference, the Raptors won a franchise-record 59 games this season.  Over the last seven seasons he took Toronto to one Eastern Conference Finals and led them to a 320-238 record.

Casey’s only problem: he could not beat LeBron.

The Raptors have been eliminated in the playoffs by the Cavaliers for three straight seasons.  Instead of changing the roster, the Raptors will make a change on the sidelines.  The former Kentucky Wildcat National Champion is looking for a new job, and I have a feeling it won’t take him long to find one.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

18 responses to “Dwane Casey Fired by the Toronto Raptors”

  1. jahanc2uky

    What are the odds of Dewayne and UK hooking up for a 1 year Asst. Coach gig?

    1. Rod Crandler

      I would think zero

    2. BBNDan7

      Nba coach to assistant college coach? 0%

    3. blueblue

      I think he was banned for life by the NCAA for his involvement in our 80s scandal. He was certainly one of the biggest (if not THE BIGGEST) scapegoats that had to bare the burnt of the blame.

    4. serdi

      He could come back…the NCAA retracted the 5-year show cause after it became clear that he had nothing to do with the Emery Package and Emery settled with him in a large cash payment.

      Dwayne is older than Cal and probably would not do it, but if Cal all the sudden decided today that he was stepping in, I would hope the former players and influential people would tell Barney Dwayne is the next man up.

    5. serdi

      stepping down

  2. UKfansNKY

    Damn Canadians………….what DA’s!

  3. Mathlete

    Stories like this make me think I’ll never really understand the NBA

  4. BBaxterUK


  5. JTHinton

    Let’s go Lakers!

  6. runningunnin.454

    Has the Coach of the Year ever been fired in any sport before?

    1. JusSayin

      George Karl in Denver I think.

    2. runningunnin.454

      Yep, you’re right.

    3. bigbluebear

      I think Joe Girardi was fired after being named manage of the year for the Marlins. I could be wrong.

  7. BPatte

    Now that is stupid!

  8. Troll Slayer

    Derozan and Lowry aren’t mega stars. That is the raptors problem. They are good players, but not at the same level as LeBron, Durant, harden, AD, Kyrie, etc.

  9. secrick

    No way he was banned for life by the NCAA , maybe show just cause.

  10. randyt

    Casey’s show cause was rescinded by the NCAA due to no evidence that he was the sender. Emery also had to cough up around 7 mil to Casey for defamation of character.