May 9, 2018, 9:14 amDwane CaseyTeam, Toronto Raptors
Marc Stein of The NY Times is reporting that Dwane Casey will be named the National Basketball Coaches Association's Coach of the Year on Wednesday.
The award is separate from the NBA’s Coach of the Year award, which is voted on by members of the media but Casey is also a frontrunner for that award as well. It definitely looks awkward as the Raptors just got swept by the Cavs, but Casey led the Raptors to a franchise-record 59 wins and the best record in the Eastern Conference overseeing a dramatic change in the team’s playing style. The N.B.A. will announce the winner of its Red Auerbach Trophy for Coach of the Year Award as part of its second annual live NBA Awards Show on June 25th in Los Angeles but there is a chance that Casey is no longer with the Raptors by then.
Source: NY Times