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Three recent cases similar to the Casey firing and how they ended up

The Raptors firing of Dwane Casey is unlike most firings. DC getting the axe after getting swept by Cleveland should surprise no one, but it will go down in infamy nonetheless. It was an unprecedented move given the team’s regular season success and the heights Casey had brought them to, but likely necessary. With all … Read moreThree recent cases similar to the Casey firing and how they ended up

Dwane Casey isn’t simply a victim of LeBron, and the Celtics are proving that

Dwayne Casey led the Raptors to the promised land. But it’s what he did once he got there that got him fired. It’s been funny hearing the Stephen A.’s of the world comment on the absurdity and the issues of firing a coach who just won 59 games, as if this was some silly mistake. … Read moreDwane Casey isn’t simply a victim of LeBron, and the Celtics are proving that

Firing Casey was a mistake

It’s the end of an era, as the Toronto Raptors have fired their head coach, Dwane Casey. Under Casey, the Raptors have had 3 50-win seasons – a mark that was never reached before his arrival in Toronto. Masai Ujiri said in a press release “I have decided this is a very difficult but necessary … Read moreFiring Casey was a mistake

Fellow coaches name Casey Coach of the Year

In the aftermath of an embarrassing sweep by the hand of the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second straight year the Toronto Raptors franchise has something to be proud of. Head Coach Dwane Casey today was awarded the National Basketball Coaches Association’s Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award. ” It honors the spirit … Read moreFellow coaches name Casey Coach of the Year

WATCH: Shaq and Chuck get heated discussing DeMar’s benching

During these playoffs, Charles Barkley has become Nav Bhatia South, the Raptors number one accross the border. Although the Raps may not be relevant in the playoffs anymore, they sure created a stir tonight on Inside the NBA. After the Warriors-Pelicans game, the TNT panel discussed a hot topic around the league, the future of … Read moreWATCH: Shaq and Chuck get heated discussing DeMar’s benching

Every Raptor case for an award

As the Raptors await Cleveland on Tuesday and have 48 more hours of downtime, let’s look back and examine their cases for different awards in the incredible franchise-record 59-win season. After no award winners other than Rookie of the Year Vince Carter and 6 Man of the Year Lou Williams, the Raps have a ton … Read moreEvery Raptor case for an award

WATCH: 6ix Keys To Winning In 4

You couldn’t script a better start to this series, if you’re a Raptors fan. The stage was set for games 1 and 2. After being swept by the Wizards a few years back, the Wizards confidently rolled into Toronto expecting to have their way. Unfortunately for them the Toronto Raptors, like the weather during their stay in Toronto, was a lot colder than they remembered.

How fitting it was for the Raptors to go up 2-0 (during one of the bigger freezing rain storms in recent memory) against a team that had swept them 3 years prior. The Wizards have been very vocal in their hoping to draw the Raptors, and thus far Washington been made to eat their words.

With that being said, here are 6 Keys to success if the Raptors plan on returning the favour and sweeping the Wizards.

Culture Shift: A new winning philosophy in Toronto

Over the last 5 years, everyone has heard the talk of how ‘this year is different from last’ or how “this will be the year the Raptors finally get over the hump”. The team shines throughout the regular season and then comes up short during the playoffs, especially last year when LeBron James seemingly flicked … Read moreCulture Shift: A new winning philosophy in Toronto

The Spurs-esque approach of the Raptors

We’ve all heard about the Spurs way. The San Antonio Spurs organizational culture of team unity and player development is unparalleled. The Toronto Raptors are creating a culture that’s starting, in the smallest way possiblem resemble it. It’s been said that fish rots from the head down, and this is especially true in the NBA. … Read moreThe Spurs-esque approach of the Raptors

Ibaka re-signing could signal end of Jonas Valanciunas’ tenure as a Raptor

After a postseason run that came up short of expectations, the Toronto Raptors have some tough decisions to make in what will be a pivotal off-season. Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka, Patrick Patterson and PJ Tucker are all free agents. Among all the players mentioned, losing Lowry obviously serves as an enormous blow to Toronto. However, Ibaka hasn’t even … Read moreIbaka re-signing could signal end of Jonas Valanciunas’ tenure as a Raptor