Report: Raptors to keep head coach Dwane Casey

Monday June 3rd, 2013

Dwane Casey is entering the final year of a three-year contract with the Raptors.(Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images) Dwane Casey is entering the final year of his contract with the Toronto Raptors.(Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Toronto Raptors are in the midst of a rapid transformation, but the team probably won't have a new coach next season. Head coach Dwane Casey seems safe and should retain his job, according to a report from the Toronto Star.

Casey led the Raptors to a 34-48 record in his second season coaching the Raptors. He has a year remaining on his contract.

Masai Ujiri, the Raptors' new GM, has not taken long to shake things up in Toronto. He has slashed a large amount of the front office put together by Brian Colangelo, and Ujiri is actively shopping forward Andrea Bargnani in hopes of trading him by July 1.

But Casey looks to be safe for at least the remainder of his contract. The Raptors have been 57-91 during Casey's stint as head coach.

From Pro Basketball Talk:

Casey enters the season as a lame duck under new management, but one that likely can save his job if Toronto makes the playoffs. And that’s a reasonable goal.
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