Congratulations to former Cat Dwane Casey, who was voted Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year by the league’s 30 head coaches this afternoon.
Casey, a member of Kentucky’s 1978 National Championship team, led the Toronto Raptors to a franchise record 59 wins during the regular season; however, another early exit from the postseason sparked rumors he could be on his way out. The Raptors were swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in the past three postseasons earlier this week, which TSN’s Josh Lewenberg says could be enough for Raptors president Masai Ujiri to fire the winningest coach in program history.
With his team fresh off another disappointing postseason exit, Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri has some hard decisions to make over the coming months. Head coach Dwane Casey is expected to be the first domino to fall.
The evaluation period is ongoing but, according to sources, the Raptors are strongly leaning towards making a coaching change.
Let’s hope that doesn’t happen.