Dwayne Casey has been voted Coach of the Year by his peers

Associated Press

Associated Press

The National Basketball Coaches Association announced Casey as the victor Wednesday, two days after the top-seeded Raptors were swept by the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Casey increased the roles of players like Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakim, Jakob Poetl and Delon Wright while the core of DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and Jonas Valanciunas led the Raptors to 59 wins and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Ben McAdoo told reporters December 3 that he was going to coach the New York Giants "as long as my key card works". "I've said we're evaluating and I'm going to leave it at that". Is head coach Dwane Casey to blame for the Raptors' struggles?

"That's insane", Lue said ahead of Game 4, in which the Cavs will look for a second straight sweep of the Raptors.

Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey says no one from the organization has told him he won't be returning next season after the team's playoff elimination.

A media panel voted separately for the NBA's Coach of the Year award, which will be announced June 25. By the way, he is 21-29 in the the postseason with the Raptors.

After another ugly playoff exit at the hands of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Toronto Raptors will not be taking a big step back, blowing it up and tanking. The next day the National Basketball Association upgraded it to a Flagrant 1, which if properly assessed at the time would have given the Raptors free throws and the ball, and could have swung the outcome of a game the Cavs went on to win in overtime. Despite being swept for the second straight season, he believes the Raptors are getting closer: "The margin of error is very small".

He wondered if the Raptors had won that game how differently the series might have turned out. "It's on me. We'll get better.I put it on myself".

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