Toronto Raptors

NBA community reacts to Dwane Casey's dismissal from Raptors

dwane-casey-ftr-031818.jpg
Raptors coach Dwane Casey (Getty Images)

NBA Twitter was somewhat surprised by the Raptors announcing the firing of Dwane Casey, two days after his peers voted him Coach of the Year.

The news wasn't a total shock, because just a few days ago it was reported Toronto was "strongly leaning towards making a coaching change."

Casey is also a strong candidate to win the official Coach of the Year award, which will be presented on June 25.

Following the news, several people in the NBA community reacted to the news. We'll break it down into three groups: current/former players and members of the media.

Reaction to Dwane Casey being fired

Players

Media

More from NBA.com

hornets-heat-raptors-bulls-trail-blazers-mavericks
Guide to Play-In races in each conference
Gilbert McGregor
olynyk-ingles-dort-ftr.jpeg
Must-add players for fantasy playoffs
Kyle Irving
curry-westbrook-ftr.jpeg
This week's games with Play-In implications
Kyle Irving
nba-basketball-nbae-gettyimages
NBA, NBAPA announce dates for 2021 free agency
NBA.com Staff
nba-plain--6b7f53ed-5d65-4342-b356-34c6ab55e3de.jpeg
Embiid receives Community Assist Award
Official Release
nba-plain--c7caa923-3cf4-4cb6-b794-01633b425119.jpeg
Most dangerous potential Play-In team is...
NBA.com Staff
More News