Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri
announced Wednesday that Dwane Casey will remain the team's head coach for
the upcoming 2013-14 season.
The future of Casey, who recently completed his second season with the
organization, had been uncertain due to the 56-year-old entering the final
year of his contract and the recent hiring of Ujiri, previously the GM of the
Denver Nuggets, to run the club's front office.
Casey guided the Raptors to a 34-48 record in 2012-13, a slight improvement
over the 23-43 mark Toronto posted during his first season at the helm. The
team did show signs of progress during the second half, however, in part due
to the acquisition of high-scoring forward Rudy Gay on January 30. The Raptors
went 18-18 following the trade and closed out the campaign on a five-game
"I'm excited about moving forward and growing this team with Coach Casey,"
said Ujiri in a statement.
Including a 1 1/2-year stint with the Minnesota Timberwolves from 2005-07,
Casey has compiled a 110-160 overall mark as a head coach.
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