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Raptors Have Made It Clear What They Think About Dwane Casey

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The Toronto Raptors may have fallen short of their ultimate goal of bringing home the first NBA title in franchise history. However, it was their most successful year that included winning a franchise-best 56 games in the regular season while also making the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time. All of this has made it an extremely simple decision for general manager Masai Ujiri to declared something on Monday when talking about head coach Dwane Casey’s future with the organization.

“Coach Casey is our coach for the future, that is very easy; that we can do in our sleep, I think.”

In each of the three last seasons under Casey, the Raptors have made the playoffs while winning at least 48 games in the regular season. The 59-year-old did his best coaching performance in the 2015-16 season earning the second-best record in the Eastern Conference just one game behind the Cleveland Cavaliers. All of this had him rightfully earned some consideration for the 2015-16 NBA Coach of the Year award.

Toronto may be entering a critical offseason with two of their prominent players in DeMar DeRozan and Bismack Biyombo set to become unrestricted free agents, but it shouldn’t take away from what Casey has built. The Cavaliers may be the top dog in the East, but the Raptors are just a notch below them as one of the best teams in the conference. Keep in mind, they were just two wins away from earning a trip to the NBA Finals. Despite whatever may come about in the offseason, the front office will have much comfort in knowing that they have the right coach in place to lead the team.

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