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Raptors re-sign head coach Dwane Casey, a former Wildcat

Dwane Casey became only the second head coach to earn a second contract with the Toronto Raptors on Monday when the franchise gave him a new three-year deal. The terms of the contract will be released tomorrow.

The pride of Morganfield, Kentucky coached Toronto to a franchise record 48 wins in the 2013-14 regular season, plus a close series with the Brooklyn Nets that ended on the final play of Game 7 yesterday when Paul Pierce rejected Kyle Lowry’s game-winner.

Toronto All-Star DeMar DeRozan said of his coach’s extension: “One thing I respect about coach Casey, man, he’s been consistent. He’s been the same Dwane Casey since he’s been here, preached the same thing, told us to stick with the same principles and they’ll work . . . and everything he said came together like he said it would.”

“He’s a great dude.”

Casey earned even more respect when he took the subway to Sunday’s playoff game.


They love him in Toronto, a long, long, long way from Union County.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

10 Comments for Raptors re-sign head coach Dwane Casey, a former Wildcat

  1. Come on
    9:27 pm May 5, 2014 Permalink

    Glad to hear he is doing well. He got the blame for something that was never proven to be true or that he had done anything wrong.

  2. Chicago Chris
    9:31 pm May 5, 2014 Permalink

    Why does KSR/we hardly mention him?

  3. Chicago Chris
    9:33 pm May 5, 2014 Permalink

    BTW, is the tag “I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded” is tongue and cheek? Standing on one leg, now that would be impressive.

    • Hoptown Tiger
      10:00 pm May 5, 2014 Permalink

      LOL! Chicago Chris!

  4. Goose
    9:45 pm May 5, 2014 Permalink

    I remember collecting those cards when I was a kid. Got the whole set.

  5. Sittin' Bull
    10:18 pm May 5, 2014 Permalink

    Dwane Casey is a nice fellow. Always takes time to speak and even act interested in what your saying. I dont believe he ever put cash in an Emory envelope.

  6. INCatfan
    7:38 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Thanks KSR!

  7. WildcatWill
    7:40 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

    It would be great if a book could ever come out revealing the true facts of who actually supplied the money and put it in the envelope. It’s a well know fact that Dwayne was running practices and basically filling In for Sutton in running the program because of his lack of sobriety. Dwayne such be welcomed back to the University with open arms.

  8. Scout
    9:44 am May 6, 2014 Permalink

    Dwayne has always been such a great guy. I hated he took the fall for drunkard Sutton. The provider of the money was a sleazy booster who was not part “of the program” before or since. Dwayne was a gentleman and took a hit for Eddie.