According to multiple sources, Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey has been named the NBA’s Eastern Conference coach of the month for October/November. Leading the Raps to a franchise-best 13-2 start, Casey claims this notable honour for the second time in his career (the first being December 2013, immediately following the groundbreaking trade of Rudy Gay). He stands with 2007 coach-of-the- year Sam Mitchell as the only two coaches to win the award in Raptors history. Toronto is currently on a two-game slide following last night’s loss to
Kobe Bryant the Los Angeles Lakers. With leading scorer DeMar DeRozan out indefinitely with a torn left adductor longus tendon, Casey has his work cut out for him in the coming weeks. I doubt the team’s celebration of this achievement will last very long- the Raptors are likely concerned more with maintaining their winning ways as the young season progresses.
Regardless, Coach Casey is more than deserving of this award, so here are a couple of videos that should remind you how lucky we are to have him at the helms:
“I would take on anybody in the 100 yard dash”
“You play hard and represent the city and the country, good things will happen.”