WHERE 'TANK' IS A DIRTY WORD
The term tanking gets thrown around rather liberally with respect to the Raptors.
Fans and some members of the media see it as the quickest way out of the depths of the NBA standings.
Just don’t expect Casey to buy in.
Casey is a competitor first and foremost and even the mention of the term seems make him cringe.
“I despise even talking about it,” Casey said. “It’s against my nature and it’s just against everything I stand for. I understand the fans want that and hear that but my job is to develop this program and you don’t develop a program by tanking games. My job is to develop learning how to win and we have a big enough job doing that.”
At one point Casey started to apologize to the fans for his feelings but quickly took that back.
“No, I don’t apologize, but I know what the fans are saying but it goes against everything I stand for,” Casey said.