Dwane Casey Top Candidate for Toronto Raptors’ Coaching Job

by June 17, 2011
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The Mavs’ current assistant coach Dwane Casey’s services are in high demand, with both the Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons being very interested in hiring him as their new head coach. From the Sun: “It appears the Raptors want Dallas assistant Dwane Casey to become the eighth head coach in team history. But he won’t come easily after his defensive schemes helped lead the Mavericks to the title on Sunday. The Detroit Pistons and wealthy new owner Tom Gores are also interested in Casey and money is likely to be no object if they decide Casey is their guy. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Casey is the frontrunner for the Toronto job after interviewing with the team earlier this week and could be hired as soon as next week. That is, if he prefers this job over the Detroit opening. Lawrence Frank is also in the running in both cities. The NBA draft takes place next Thursday and the Raptors would prefer to get input from their new head coach before making their selection.”