Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey joined Naylor & Landsberg on TSN 1050 on Wednesday to reflect on the 2016-17 season and look ahead to 2017-18. Normally we wouldn’t pass along a radio interview, but notable within is that Casey says president Masai Ujiri has assured him he’ll be coaching the team next year.
This isn’t surprising, necessarily. Ujiri gave Casey a somewhat tepid vote of confidence at his season-ending media availability but was clear that system changes would need to be made. For his part, Casey seemed to embrace those publicly. That he’s remained around the team throughout the pre-draft process should have been telling.
Anyway, just passing along in case anyone was still wondering as to Casey’s status. I already wrote about this a ton, and it’d be exhausting to do so again. Tl;dr – I don’t really get how this fits with talk of a culture shift, but Casey’s a fine coach.