Before this year, Masai Ujiri had three obvious windows when he could have fired head coach Dwane Casey, and he would have had obvious cause to do so. In a hockey-mad town, it guaranteed that the Casey firing would be down-page news. Casey is widely considered to be a top contender for the NBA's own Coach of the Year award, which is voted on by members of the news media and will be announced June 25.
Still, Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said ahead of his team's series-clinching win that it would be "absurd" and "crazy" if the Raptors fired Casey for losing in the conference semi-final. It's a tough way to win.
Sure he was trying to offer a compliment to Casey, but optics of "I think of it as a celebration" just isn't great. Ujiri said there was no single thing that Casey had done wrong, but, "I think it was time to, time for this to happen". However, sources say ownership wasn't prepared to swing a quick axe and simply go along with Ujiri's decision, which dragged out the process a bit longer until they could be sated. He said he went with general manager Bobby Webster to speak with Casey in person. Ujiri insisted he had not yet made up his mind at that point, but multiple sources said it was decided days ago that it was all but inevitable that a change was going to be made. "It's the hardest thing I've done in my life". He was speaking slowly and deliberately and appeared very close to tears at this point. "We'll look everywhere. I'm not ruling out anything".
Still, Lowry was dejected by the team's playoff performance, calling it a "wasted year" after a third straight elimination at the hands of James and the Cavs. How can the Raptors be so good in the regular season and struggle in the playoffs?
DeRozan made his "chess versus checkers" comment, saying the Raptors "didn't make the right moves at the right time".
Toronto's president gave little indication a new hire to replace the popular Casey would come quickly.
On Wednesday, Casey insisted "the gap is closing" between the Raptors and Cavaliers. The market will be tested and if somebody wants one of the team's bad contracts with a reasonable sweetener, that will be looked at as well.
Toronto's decision to move on from Casey is one that comes at a unique time for the organization. It doesn't seem particularly fair, not when the Raptors' biggest problem in recent seasons has been running smack into the impenetrable force that is LeBron James, but it's also not surprising given Ujiri's lack of options.
It won't be easy to replace Casey, the front-facing man of the program for so many years. "I saw everything he did here", he said.
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