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Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (61) / 4/17/1957
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Former Raptors head coach Dwane Casey will be a primary target of the Pistons coaching search, league sources tell ESPN.
The Pistons have thrown around a few names, but it would come as no surprise if Casey were to land this job. The Pistons have recently hired Grizzlies executive Ed Stefanski as a senior advisor and he will be responsible for this coaching hire. May 24 - 9:39 AM

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Dwane Casey, Brad Stevens and Quin Snyder have been voted finalists for Coach of the Year.

Stevens is the only guy still coaching his team in the playoffs, holding a 2-0 lead vs. the Cavs -- Casey doesn't even have a job after being fired by Toronto following their exit in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
May 16 - 8:51 PM

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski‏ is reporting that the Raptors have fired head coach Dwane Casey.

Remarkably, Casey just finished leading the Raptors to a franchise-record 59 wins and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Of course, Toronto's season ended in extremely disappointing fashion, as the Cavs swept them out of the postseason in the second round. Casey won't be out of work for long. He will have plenty of teams interested in bringing him in, assuming he wants to resume working right away.
May 11 - 11:26 AM

General manager Masai Ujiri said he will be "evaluating" coach Dwane Casey.

"Coach Casey has been unbelievable for our organization," Ujiri added. The GM said they'll take a wide-net approach to evaluating the team. There are some reports that Casey could be out as coach because of the Raptors underperforming in the postseason. Of course, if they do change coaches, they would have to hire someone. That could be tough after some teams have hired new coaches already.
May 9 - 3:06 PM

Toronto management is reportedly "strongly leaning" towards making a coaching change.

Despite Toronto taking the No. 1 seed out East this season, the Cavs easily brush them off in just four games, so Dwane Casey's days are likely numbered as the head coach of the Raptors. His offense wasn't exactly innovative, and he made questionable decisions with the big man rotations, so his departure would be good news for Jonas Valanciunas. Assistant coach Nick Nurse will be in the running to take over, and Jerry Stackhouse will also likely be a name that comes up.
Source: TSN
May 8 - 2:23 PM

Raptors coach Dwane Casey hinted that he will make a lineup change for Game 3.

Casey said he's given "a lot" of thought about tweaking his lineup, though he wouldn't specify what he had in mind. An obvious move would be to bench Serge Ibaka, as he has a combined 11 points in this series on 3-of-13 shooting while bringing nothing to the table on defense.
May 5 - 11:30 AM

The Raptors are still in the market for a big small forward or a shooter, according to Josh Lewenberg of TSN.

This has been pretty clear since the Serge Ibaka deal with the Raptors going for it. Sure, Norman Powell is capable of absorbing a good chunk of former Raptor Terrence Ross' minutes, but adding depth behind the oft-injured DeMarre Carroll makes sense. The Raptors have some serious depth at the point and also could use Sullinger's expiring deal to help get something done. Delon Wright looked great in his last week of action.
Wed, Feb 22, 2017 02:24:00 PM

Dwane Casey has agreed to a three-year extension with the Raptors worth $18 million.

It was an easy decision for Toronto after Casey produced a 56-win team that made it to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. In his five seasons at the helm in Toronto, Casey has increased the Raptors' win total each year, in addition to developing both Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan into All-Stars.
Thu, Jun 2, 2016 02:52:00 PM

The Raptors are nearing an agreement to extend coach Dwane Casey's contract.

It's the right move after the Raptors finished with a 56-26 record in the East. The Raptors do hold a team option on Casey for next season, but it appears that they're committed to giving him a long-term extension instead. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, a deal could be reached by the end of the week.
Tue, May 31, 2016 10:18:00 PM

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri expects Dwane Casey's new contract to be completed quickly.

Ujiri called Casey "our coach for the future," so we should have an official announcement on an extension in short order. Expect Casey's new deal to look a lot like the contract Terry Stotts just signed with Portland.
Mon, May 30, 2016 11:22:00 AM

Toronto and coach Dwane Casey are expected to open talks about a contract extension soon according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

The Raptors hold a team option to bring Casey back next season, but Stein believes that the two sides will likely reach an agreement on an extension soon. After leading the Raptors to a 56-26 record in the regular season and a second place finish in the East, it's the right move for Toronto.
Sat, May 28, 2016 09:20:00 AM

The league has fined Raptors coach Dwane Casey $25,000 for publicly criticizing officiating.

Casey lambasted the refs after Game 3, saying, "[Bismack Biyombo] is getting fouled so much. He's not getting the calls ... There's got to be some consistency." As noted by the Canadian Press, Game 1 of this series was the first time that DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry have failed to attempt a free throw in the same game, but Casey's arguments aren't likely to result in friendlier whistles.
Source: CTV.ca
Sun, May 22, 2016 07:38:00 PM

Dwane Casey called LeBron James the best player in the NBA right now.

Casey also called the Cavaliers the best team in the NBA right now and while he could be giving LeBron and Cleveland a little lip service before the Eastern Conference Finals, the Cavs recent play backs up his statement. "We'll go in and play hard to compete against in my opinion probably the best team in the league right now as far as playing basketball, playing together, playing both ends of the floor and shooting the 3-ball," Casey said. "In my heart I feel like LeBron James is the best player in the NBA right now. They didn't ask me for my vote so I didn't give it to them."
Tue, May 17, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Dwane Casey called his team's performance "unacceptable" vs. the Kings on Sunday.

"I’ll take the blame," Casey said. "I guess I didn’t tell them before the game how hard this was going to be. This team is pissed off. They’re upset. They’re going to come here like mad hornets. We came in like we’d done something in Miami. This is a tough league. If we don’t accept that, then it’s on us. Shame on us." Toronto has a nice chance to bounce back vs. Dallas on Tuesday.
Source: TSN
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 09:26:00 AM

Dwane Casey said he will think about making some changes to the Raptors starting lineup.

While Casey said the change wouldn't be big, he suggested the team may need to shake things up after Wednesday's loss to the Jazz. "If we don’t get a better start, the only alternative is to change the starting lineup," Casey said. "I don’t know if we’re at that point yet." It doesn't sound like Casey is ready to make a change just yet, but we'll keep an eye on changes with Luis Scola may be the player mostly likely to be impacted.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 09:39:00 AM