Dwane Casey: ‘Exciting’ to Watch Raptors Win Title

by June 24, 2019

Former Raptors head coach Dwane Casey says it was “good to see” Toronto win the NBA championship.

Casey was fired last summer after guiding them to a team-record 59 regular season wins, and was named Coach of the Year.

The 62-year-old reflected on the thrill of seeing “guys I coached” reach the mountain top.

Per The AP:

β€œIt was exciting. It was good to see,” said Casey, now the coach of the Detroit Pistons. β€œTo see a guy like Kyle Lowry, kid like Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet and those guys β€” Serge Ibaka, guys I coached β€” win. It was really thrilling, because I know that was a goal going in with that group, and to see them win it was great.”

Casey was at the Pistons’ practice facility Friday, when they introduced first-round draft pick Sekou Doumbouya. When asked about the Raptors, he also said he was happy for the fans.

β€œFor that city to win a championship, it had to be thrilling for them,” Casey said.

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