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Dwane Casey voted NBCA Coach of the Year

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America

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.



Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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12 Comments for Dwane Casey voted NBCA Coach of the Year

  1. runningunnin.454
    4:35 pm May 9, 2018 Permalink

    Proud of our WKY son.

  2. Uncle Julio
    4:41 pm May 9, 2018 Permalink

    Am I the first person to point this out? Former Cats pitcher James Paxton threw a no-hitter last night and I believe that deserves some recognition

    • runningunnin.454
      4:46 pm May 9, 2018 Permalink

      Absolutely, and he’s on a strike-out warpath. KSR had an article about him last night.

    • Blue Jesus
      4:50 pm May 9, 2018 Permalink

      One post was deducted to the accomplishment last night, and it was mentioned again in the morning wakeup post.

    • runningunnin.454
      5:04 pm May 9, 2018 Permalink

      He struck out 16 in his previous outing; but, they pulled him because of the pitch count.

  3. Uncle Julio
    4:42 pm May 9, 2018 Permalink

    Never mind I must’ve scrolled through it, carry on. Congrats Dwane Casey

  4. runningunnin.454
    5:01 pm May 9, 2018 Permalink

    And, now for an important announcement, 3…2…1…

  5. IAmTheDanger
    5:01 pm May 9, 2018 Permalink

    Brought to you by Emory….when it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight.

    • Megan
      1:55 am May 10, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah, I still have bad feelings when I see his name. Three-years probation, five-year show cause (reduced). His defense that he wasn’t in the office at the time Emery picked up the package was never exculpatory. He left the package on the secretary’s desk at noon and asked her to mail it. When Emery arrived at 3 pm, he was in Louisville at an all-star basketball practice. So … he couldn’t have put 20 $50 bills in the package? I never understood why he kept telling us he was in Louisville when Emery arrived at his office to pick up the package.

      And his settlement with Emery is also not exculpatory. Settlement agreements are never to the prejudice of either party. The standard language is that neither admits to any wrongdoing.

      Emery employees and supervisors saw the opened package, saw the money, counted it, called the Mills home to advise they were going to deliver what they had found (to avoid any claim of shortchanging Mr. Mills), and delivered it under signature.

      His name is still Mudd in my book.

  6. Uncle Julio
    5:16 pm May 9, 2018 Permalink

    On a real note though, if the raps fire Casey bc LeBron is the GOAT, any team with a head coaching vacancy should be chomping at the bit to scoop him up

  7. UK_fac_boi
    5:58 pm May 9, 2018 Permalink

    Insert Brad Stevens head shaking meme here…

  8. Dr. Tom
    9:32 pm May 9, 2018 Permalink

    As a 1965 graduate of Union County High I want to congratulate Dwane on this honor and all he has accomplished in his career. You, Larry Johnson and Freddie Cowan have made the Braves alumni proud. Looking forward to your continued success in the NBA coaching ranks.