Raptors confirm coach Casey's 3-year contract extension

TORONTO (AP) Dwane Casey has guided the Toronto Raptors in their journey from the NBA hinterlands to the Eastern Conference final.

The Raptors and Casey confirmed Tuesday at a press conference that the two sides have agreed to a three-year deal through the 2018-19 season. There were no details of the amount, which was reported last week at $18 million.

It's a reward for the coach who oversaw the team's most successful season in 2015-16, steering the Raptors to a franchise-record 56 wins in the regular season and a berth in the conference final.

''We're not there yet,'' Casey said Tuesday, repeating one of his favorite mantras from last season. ''There's work still to be done. Improvement from coaching to playing, all areas we can get better in.''

Casey was hired after the 2010-11 season, when the Raptors went 22-60.

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