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DWANE CASEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Raptors have expectations of repeat division title

TORONTO (AP) During training camp last season, Raptors coach Dwane Casey was occasionally asked whether his team should try to tank for a high draft pick, with Toronto-born forward Andrew Wiggins a tantalizing prospect to many Canadian fans. Things sure have changed. This year, Casey is setting expectations of a repeat title in the Atlantic, and answering questions about whether...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors defence needs 'better focus'

It has been five months since the Raptors last played at the ACC and fans might not like what they see if head coach Dwane Casey is to be believed. The Raptors will enter the 2014-15 season with big goals, which is why the team’s defensive taskmaster of a head coach is refusing to pull any punches about what so far has been a woeful defensive group. He worried about the defence...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach Casey Wants Jonas Valanciunas To Learn How To Dance

In today’s NBA centers need to be mobile active defenders and as Toronto Raptors Head Coach Dwane Casey likes to say, they need to learn how to dance. Now dance lessons probably were not what Jonas Valanciunas thought would be on the table when he was drafted from Lithuania into the NBA.
Via Pro Bball Report
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwane Casey Raves About Tyler Ennis And Bruno Caboclo

Dwane Casey raved about what he saw during a workout with Caboclo, admitted Toronto tried to grab Ennis and Caboclo, admitted Toronto was worried about Phoenix stealing Caboclo after Leandro Barbosa gave the Suns some valuable intel and he expects Caboclo to contribute next season for the Raptors.
Via Hoops Addict
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwane Casey takes Toronto subway to Raptors-Nets game 7

It’s not often that an NBA head coach takes a subway to deciding game seven but that’s exactly what Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey did today. As Casey tried to drive to the Air Canada Centre but traffic issues arouse because of Toronto holding the Goodlife Marathon. So, he decided to take the Toronto subway instead and below is photo proof of that: Dwane Casey was stuck...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Wolves coach Casey enjoying revitalized career in Toronto

MINNEAPOLIS -- Once the words "coach of the year" reach his ears, Dwane Casey begins shaking his head adamantly. Thirty-five years in the business have taught him to stay in the moment. Besides, the last NBA coach to earn that distinction is now an ESPN analyst. "That's not a good list," the Raptors head man said before his team's game Sunday at Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Toronto Raptors mascot suffers season ending injury

This cannot be a good sign for the Toronto Raptors. Before a regular-season game has been played, the Raptors have learned that their mascot — creatively named “The Raptor” — will miss the entire season after blowing out his Achilles. Coach Dwane Casey‘s daughter was devastated, and we’re sure little Raptors fans everywhere will be disappointed not to see the dunking...
Via NESN.com
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Dwane Casey May Not Be Back In Toronto

Earlier this week, the word out of Toronto was that new Raptors GM Masai Ujiri was going to retain Dwane Casey as head coach for the upcoming season. However, Mike Ganter of the Toronto Sun is now reporting that Masai Ujiri may not bring back Casey as head coach after all, and that the organization might look for a new head coach to start the Masai Ujiri era of basketball in “the...
Via Pass The Pill
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Raptors' Casey: Jonas V worth the pick

CLEVELAND -- Raptors coach Dwane Casey took a few moments prior to Tuesdays game in Cleveland to answer some questions about his team, as well as the Cavaliers. The Raptors (6-19) have won two straight overall -- but have lost 11 consecutive road games. Question:How is rookie center Jonas Valanciunas doing? Casey: Hes coming along. Hes a typical rookie -- hes had some good moments...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Raptors extend Casey's coaching deal through 2013-14

The Toronto Raptors picked up the 2013-14 season option on head coach Dwane Casey's contract, the team announced Friday. The Raptors finished 23-43 in Casey's first year in Toronto. Casey has a career coaching record of 76-112, including two seasons as the Minnesota Timberwolves coach. “Dwane did a terrific job this year of adhering to our plan of growth and development...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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