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.
The Toronto Raptors are coming off a franchise best 48-win season and have all of their key players back, however, as a young team, Head Coach Dwane Casey remains focused on developing his young core players, Terrence Ross and Jonas Valanciunas.
TORONTO (AP) Raptors coach Dwane Casey was answering a question about Kyle Lowry on Monday when the star point guard walked past, about to give an interview.
With Casey still mid-sentence, more than half the crowd of reporters around him suddenly bolted to the opposite side of the room to listen to Lowry instead.
That's how important Lowry has become in Toronto. Casey, the fourth...
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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.
The Raptors President and General Manager, Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri hasn’t changed his message about team building since he arrived in Toronto. It is his job to acquire basketball players that fit with his coach. As Head Coach Dwane Casey stresses defense first, no one should be looking for the Raptors to draft anyone that doesn’t fit the mold in Toronto.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...