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Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (59) / 4/17/1957

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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. Mon, Dec 21, 2015 09:26:00 AM
Source: TSN

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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

The Raptors officially hired Rex Kalamian, Andy Greer and Jerry Stackhouse as assistant coaches on Dwane Casey’s staff.

The Raptors lost some of their coaches this offseason, including big-man expert Bill Bayno. Chances are Stackhouse's name will wind up in one of Drake's verses soon.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 03:50:00 PM

Dwane Casey has added Andy Greer to his coaching staff.

Greer has learned under the tutelage of Tom Thibodeau and Jeff Van Gundy, and he'll run the defense in Toronto.
Sun, Jul 12, 2015 11:28:00 PM

Raptors assistant coach Bill Bayno was let go on Monday.

He worked a lot with the big men, especially Jonas Valanciunas. Bayno will likely wind up with another team in the same capacity.
Mon, May 18, 2015 10:22:00 PM

Dwane Casey is likely to return as the head coach of the Raptors next season.

Toronto management has suggested Casey make some changes to his assistant coaching staff, although at this point nothing has been finalized. Casey led the Raptors to a record of 49-33 during the 2014-15 season, but again, they failed to make it out of the first-round. For now, it seems that Casey will again be at the helm for the 2015-16 season.
Tue, May 12, 2015 06:02:00 PM

Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri said the team is still in the process of making their decision on head coach Dwane Casey's future.

Casey still has two more seasons left on his contract, but it's currently unclear whether the Raptors will have him back for the 2015-16 season. "We're still going to go through the process of looking at the things we did well and the things we didn't do so well," Ujiri said. "When that happens, we will make a decision and move forward." There has been speculation that Ujiri is waiting to find out Tom Thibodeau's fate in Chicago before he makes a decision on Casey, so we'll be keeping a close eye on this situation.
Source: The Score
Thu, May 7, 2015 10:49:00 AM

With their season over, the Toronto Raptors will now decide whether or not to bring back head coach Dwane Casey.

Casey has one more season left on his contract, so general manager Masai Ujiri will have to decide whether to bring the head coach back of fire him. Despite the teams' shortcomings in this year's playoffs, Casey's players have mainly spoken out in support of their coach. "I know Case gets a lot of flak, [but] Case is a great coach," said DeMar DeRozan. "I’ve got to give him credit, he pushes us day in and day out [and] like I said, it could be one little thing. It’s like a Rubik’s Cube—you just got to find the right side to get everything else going." We'll keep an eye on the situation, but Ujiri is known to move deliberately so we may not have immediate clarity on his decision.
Source: TSN
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 10:33:00 AM

Dwane Casey said he may tweak his starting lineup based on matchups for the final 21 games of the regular-season.

"We’re sneakily doing that with some plays and sets, Pat [Patterson] starting the other night [against the Golden State Warriors] was a semi-experiment. We’re going to do some other things. We’ve still got to get our zone in for those situations, you may see some of that, we’ve got get that in." It sounds like Greivis Vasquez, James Johnson, Patrick Patterson, and Amir Johnson could be filtering in and out of the starting lineup as the Raptors close out the season.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 01:07:00 PM

The Raptors have been fined $25,000 for Drake's comments made to Kevin Durant during one of his concerts.

It is due to the league's anti-tampering rules because Drake has an official role with the team as an ambassador. Drake made the following comments at the end of his show, which the league is regarding as a public recruiting pitch: "You know, my brother Kevin Durant was kind enough to come to the show tonight and watch us. I just want him to see what would happen if he came to play in Toronto. Let him know what would happen." Durant then received an ovation from the crowd, which then launched into a KD chant.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 01:45:00 PM

Dwane Casey agreed to a three-year deal with the Raptors on Monday.

Casey and the Raptors took some big steps this season, but fell just short on Sunday in Game 7's loss to the Nets. During the season, they ranked eighth in the NBA for defensive efficiency and a lot of it has to do with Casey maximizing his players in the right scheme. They'll look to bring back Kyle Lowry next season and hope DeMar DeRozan can build off his breakout 2013-14 season.
Mon, May 5, 2014 06:32:00 PM

Dwane Casey said that the competition to play on the second unit is open.

"It's open," Casey said. "We're looking for those spots. We have a lot of people who can step in and take that opportunity." The backup point guard spot has Dwight Buycks competing against D.J. Augustin, and the wings have Austin Daye, Terrence Ross, Steve Novak and Landry Fields vying for minutes. Tyler Hansbrough seems like a lock to be the first big off the bench behind Jonas Valanciunas and Amir Johnson. We'll be watching how Casey handles his bench in the preseason.
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 09:11:00 PM

Dwane Casey said that he wants the Raptors to be a defense-first team.

"I know to win in this league you have to play defense first," Casey said. "To be a playoff team we have to play playoff basketball, and that includes playing defense first, having a defensive focus first and an offensive focus second." The Raptors ranked 18th in field goal percentage allowed, so it's an area in which they could stand to improve. On the other hand, their pace was just 23rd in the NBA, which suggests even if they focus more on defense, it shouldn't affect the team's offensive output since there really can't be much more of a dropoff.
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 10:31:00 AM

The Raptors are making a strong play to hire Bill Bayno away from Timberwolves and add him to Dwane Casey's staff.

Casey still doesn't have his assistant spots full and bringing on Bayno would be a step in the right direction. Bayno was the head coach of Loyala Marymount and UNLV before moving on to his assistant gig with Minnesota.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 11:44:00 AM

Dwane Casey promised he will make changes to his coaching staff soon.

The Raptors and new GM Masai Ujiri elected to keep Casey for the final year of his contract, but that retainer likely came with some conditions, including making some changes on his staff. Casey didn't put a date on the announced changes, calling them a work in progress, but we're guessing we should have at least an idea by the time summer league play begins.
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 02:19:00 PM