Dwane Casey

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Dwane Casey
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Toronto Raptors
Head coach
Personal information
Born(1957-04-17) April 17, 1957 (age 56)
Morganfield, Kentucky, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolUnion County
(Morganfield, Kentucky)
CollegeKentucky (1975–1979)
Career history
As coach:
1994–2005Seattle SuperSonics (assistant)
2005–2007Minnesota Timberwolves
2008–2011Dallas Mavericks (assistant)
2011–presentToronto Raptors
Career highlights and awards

As coach:

 
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Dwane Casey
Dw.ca.PNG
Toronto Raptors
Head coach
Personal information
Born(1957-04-17) April 17, 1957 (age 56)
Morganfield, Kentucky, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolUnion County
(Morganfield, Kentucky)
CollegeKentucky (1975–1979)
Career history
As coach:
1994–2005Seattle SuperSonics (assistant)
2005–2007Minnesota Timberwolves
2008–2011Dallas Mavericks (assistant)
2011–presentToronto Raptors
Career highlights and awards

As coach:

Dwane Casey (born April 17, 1957) is an American basketball coach. He is the current head coach of the NBA's Toronto Raptors.[2] Casey is also a former NCAA basketball player and coach, having played and coached there for over a decade before continuing to the NBA.[3]

Early years[edit]

Casey was born on April 17, 1957 in Morganfield, Kentucky and graduated from Union County High School in 1975.[4]

At the University of Kentucky Casey had a career average of 12.3 points, and 6.1 assists per game.[5] Casey served as team captain during his senior year. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in business administration in 1979.[6]

Coaching[edit]

Casey began his coaching career in 1979, as an assistant coach for the University of Kentucky. In late March 1988 while still serving as an assistant coach there, Emery Worldwide employees discovered $1,000 in cash in an envelope that was accidentally opened. The envelope was addressed to Claud Mills, the father of recruit Chris Mills, and the sender was identified as Casey. The University of Kentucky said that the evidence collected during the investigation was inconclusive, and does not prove that Casey sent the money.[7] [8] The scandal resulted in Casey's resignation, and Casey being placed on probation for 5 years by the NCAA.[9] The NCAA later rescinded the penalty after it was shown that Casey wasn't involved in sending the package.[10] Casey also settled outside of court in a defamation suit against Emery Worldwide. The case was originally for $6.9 million.[11]

After his resignation from the NCAA, Casey served as an assistant coach for the Seattle SuperSonics. During his time there, the team won 4 division titles.

During the summers, Casey served as a coach for the Japanese National Basketball Team, and in the summer of 1998 the team appeared in the FIBA World Championship basketball tournament, which would be the team's first appearance there in over 30 years.[6]

At the start of the 2005–06 NBA season, Casey landed his first job as head coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves, replacing Kevin McHale. Casey's overall record with the team was 53–69, he was fired on January 23, 2007 lasting only a season and a half with the Timberwolves.[12] At the time of his firing, the Timberwolves were 20–20, he was replaced by assistant coach Randy Wittman, who went 12–30 for the rest of the season.[13]

During the 2008–09 NBA season Casey served as an assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks. During the 2009–10 NBA season the Mavericks won a division title. In 2011, the Mavericks defeated the Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals, and received their first championship.

In early June 2011, the Toronto Raptors decided not to pick up the option on Jay Triano's contract. Casey was named the new Raptors head coach on June 21 and would run through until the 2013–14 season.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Legend
Regular seasonGGames coachedWGames wonLGames lostW–L %Win-loss %
Post seasonPGPlayoff gamesPWPlayoff winsPLPlayoff lossesPW–L %Playoff win-loss %
TeamYearGWLW–L%FinishPGPWPLPW–L%Result
MIN2005–06823349.4023rd in NorthwestMissed Playoffs
MIN2006–07402020.500(fired)
TOR2011–12662343.3484th in AtlanticMissed Playoffs
TOR2012–13823448.3825th in AtlanticMissed Playoffs
Career270110160.394

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/basketball/dwane-casey-named-nba-eastern-conference-coach-of-the-month/article16174177/
  2. ^ a b "Raptors Name Dwane Casey Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 21, 2011. Retrieved June 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/26/sports/basketball/for-former-college-assistant-dwane-casey-scandal-altered-his-career.html
  4. ^ Cole, Brandon, "Larry Johnson enter Hall of Fame"[dead link], Union County Advocate, June 6, 2007
  5. ^ Game-by-Game Statistics for Dwane Casey, bigbluehistory.net
  6. ^ a b NBA.com Dwane Casey, NBA.com
  7. ^ "Articles about Chris Mills" Orlando Sentinel
  8. ^ York, Michael. "Kentucky Loves Its Basketball, but Not at Any Price" The Washington Post, 11 December 1988.
  9. ^ Wolff, Alexander, "Odd Man Out", Sports Illustrated, February 11, 1991
  10. ^ Sterling, Kent. "Dwane Casey Didn’t Do It, the Cautionary Tale of a Post Gone Wrong". March 23, 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  11. ^ Published: October 28, 1990 (1990-10-28). "Sports People; Settlement of Suit – New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  12. ^ "TIMBERWOLVES: Wolves Relieve Head Coach Dwane Casey of Coaching Duties". Nba.com. 2007-01-23. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  13. ^ Fantauzzo, Laurel. "Mavs assistant Dwane Casey returns to Minnesota". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 2013-11-12. [dead link]

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