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NBA: Dwane Casey to Remain Toronto Raptors Head Coach
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NBA: Dwane Casey to Remain Toronto Raptors Head Coach

Jun 20 2013, 8:32pm CDT | by

The Toronto Raptors will retain the services of head coach Dwane Casey, according to new general manager Masai Uriji.

The Toronto Raptors will retain the services of head coach Dwane Casey, according to new general manager Masai Uriji. The Associated Presss via Fox Sports reports there had been some questions...

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NBA: Dwane Casey to Remain Toronto Raptors Head Coach

Jun 20 2013, 8:32pm CDT | by

The Toronto Raptors will retain the services of head coach Dwane Casey, according to new general manager Masai Uriji.

The Toronto Raptors will retain the services of head coach Dwane Casey, according to new general manager Masai Uriji. 

The Associated Presss via Fox Sports reports there had been some questions regarding Casey's future in Toronto following the hiring of Uriji and a front-office overhaul. He is in the final year of a contract extension signed following the 2011-12 season. 

The general manager said he is excited to build the Raptors' future with Casey in tow. 

"I'm excited about moving forward and growing this team with Coach Casey."

According to the Toronto Star's Doug Smith, Casey is fully secure in the knowledge that he will have a chance to finish what he's started and he's ready to go. Smith also adds Uriji met and talked with Casey several taimes over the past 10 days or so and came away convinced they can work together for at least during the one season the head coach has left on his contract. 

Casey acknowledged there is some work to be done but is on the same page regarding Uriji's vision for the Raptors. 

"We have some work to do, throughout our program, from our staff to our roster.

"Masai has a vision of how he wants to build a winner where we are not sneaking into the playoffs but a winner built on defense that can be one of the top teams in the league every year."

Smith also reports Casey and Uriji are still in the process of discussing a staff of assistant coaches. The contracts of the four assistants who worked with Casey last season - Johnny Davis, Scott Roth, Tom Sterner and Micah Nori -expire at month's end. 

"He and I have evaluated what and where there are needs and continue to communicate to make sure our staff fits what our roster needs. We will put a premium on bringing in the fit that helps us build toward a championship program."

Melissa Couto of the Canadian Press points out a fear of failure has kept Casey going. 

"That's what motivates me, and I hope that's what motivates our players. I've never taken anything for granted, whether it was this job or any I've had. I'm always fearing failure. I always want to do a good job and that's what I work for."

Casey joined Toronto in 2011 after winning the NBA championship as an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks. Since he became Raptors head coach, he has managed a 57-91 record. 

The Raptors went 34-48 in the 2012-13 NBA season and missed the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year. 

 

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