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 of Michael H. Goldberg who set the standard for loyalty, integrity, love of the game, passionate representation and tireless promotion of NBA coaching. It is unique in that it is the only award voted upon by the winners’ peers, the Head Coaches of all 30 NBA teams.”
Casey coached the Raptors to their best regular season in franchise history (59-23 record). Although this isn’t the official NBA Coach of the Year Award that will be handed out on June 25th, this award shows he has a good shot at the real one.
Dwane Casey named recipient of the 2018 Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award.
Official announcement: https://t.co/oABrLGcIb8#NBACoaches #NBA pic.twitter.com/ASww3vmFuY
— NBA Coaches Assoc. (@NBA_Coaches) May 9, 2018
Take a look at Dwane Casey’s case for the COY award and every other Raptor case for an award here.
Of course, this is being blown up because of the irony of it all, given that Masai Ujiri and co. have hinted at Casey being fired within the next few days. If he wins the real Coach of the Year during the NBA Awards in late June, over a month from a potential firing, Raptors fans will never hear the end of it. Go Brad Stevens!