Sports Raptors roasted for congratulating Dwane Casey on COY nomination

06:31  17 may  2018
06:31  17 may  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

Raptors fire head coach Dwane Casey

  Raptors fire head coach Dwane Casey Raptors fire head coach Dwane CaseyThe most successful coach in Raptors history was fired today after Toronto was eliminated by the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third consecutive season in a four-game sweep.

This blurb from Dwane Casey ’s farewell message to Toronto really hit me in my Canadian feels: pic.twitter.com/TGEOI2vn4D— Chris Walder (@WalderSports) May 12, 2018. The Raptors were 320-238 under Casey , winning four Atlantic Division titles.

Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey may potentially become the first coach to set a franchise's single-season wins record and still end up on the hot seat Report: Dwane Casey Named National Basketball Coaches Association's COY . .

This did deserve the massive side-eye. © David Richard-USA TODAY Sports This did deserve the massive side-eye.

The Toronto Raptors fired Dwane Casey after getting swept in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Despite that brutal exit, Casey was named, along with Quin Snyder and Brad Stevens, as the three finalists for the NBA’s Coach of the Year award.

Casey was already voted as the Coach of the Year by his peers, after being fired. And if all that weren’t awkward enough, the Raptors had the nerve to congratulate the man they just fired, for all to see on Twitter.

NBA community reacts to Raptors firing Dwane Casey

  NBA community reacts to Raptors firing Dwane Casey NBA community reacts to Raptors firing Dwane CaseyThe news wasn't a total shock, because just a few days ago it was reported Toronto was "strongly leaning towards making a coaching change." But it's still somewhat off-putting considering NBA coaches just voted Casey as their Coach of the Year. He's also a strong candidate to win the official Coach of the Year award, which will be presented on June 25.

NBA Coaches Vote Raptors ' Dwane Casey Coach of the Year | Complex. Image via USA Today Sports. Report: Dwane Casey Named National Basketball Coaches Association's COY . . 1040 x 693 pixels.

The Raptors trusted Dwane Casey to remake his team without rebuilding it. 1280 x 720 pxRaptors' Dwane Casey voted NBA's top coach by his peers - Sportsnet.ca. . Dwane Casey , Kyle Lowry. 1600 x 900 pxDwane Casey 'honored' by being voted COY | Yardbarker.com. .

The responses to this tweet are pretty wild. In general, fans couldn’t believe the Raptors pulled a stunt like this.

Here are some of the most notable.

Report: Fellow coaches vote Raptors' Casey Coach of the Year .
Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey has reportedly been voted the Coach of the Year for the 2017-18 season by his peers, according to The New York Times' Marc Stein. It is a separate honor from the Red Auerbach Trophy, the NBA's official Coach of the Year award, which is voted on by members of the media. After being called upon by team president Masai Ujiri to make wide-scale changes to the team's approach,It is a separate honor from the Red Auerbach Trophy, the NBA's official Coach of the Year award, which is voted on by members of the media.

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