The Toronto Raptors have fired head coach Dwane Casey, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Toronto has fired coach Dwane Casey, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 11, 2018
Casey was named Coach of the Year earlier this week after leading the Raptors to a franchise-record and Eastern Conference-best 59-23 record during the regular season.
However, Casey's job came under fire in the playoffs after Toronto was swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round. It was the second straight year the Raptors were swept by the Cavs in the second round.
Team president Masai Ujiri voiced support for Casey after they were ousted by the Cavs, but left the door open for this decision.
"I believe in Dwane Casey, I believe in the work he's done. It's not different than anything I've said last year," Ujiri said at the team's season-ending media session. "I'm looking at everything, negative and positive ... and how it all comes together. How do we win? This organization should be all about winning and how we build winning. I don't know that we can do anything 24 hours later."
Casey went 320-238 in seven seasons in Toronto, leading them to the playoffs each of the last five years - but that included just one conference finals appearance.
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