As painful as it might be, it would be best for the Raptors, as an institution, to let go of coach Dwane Casey, suggests Michale Grange of Sportsnet. After a seventh loss against the Cavaliers, a change is needed. Unfortunately for Casey, the Raptors’ big players are all still under contract, so he’s in the hot seat. His failures stood out in the Eastern conference against LeBron’s Cavaliers. Decisions, like choosing Lucas Nogueira at center instead of Ibaka in the last few minutes of the first half, swung the game around at a key moment. Casey has become a liability and should be replaced.
Building a case for firing the Toronto Raptors' coach Dwane Casey based on their poor showing against the Cavaliers and LeBron James is unfair, believes Ryan Phillips of The Big Lead. Not being able to cage the best player in the world is nothing to be ashamed of. Casey has continuously done well in the Conference but repeatedly run out of luck by drawing the Cavs in the finals. This season he broke his own 2016 record by achieving a historic 59 victories. Since LeBron James might move elsewhere next season Casey deserves another shot at the Eastern Conference.