It looks like the Toronto Raptors are finally erasing the question mark over the head that seems to have lived over the head of the most successful coach in franchise history.
Dwane Casey is getting a new three-year contract worth $18 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 2, 2016
The Raptors held a team option for the 2016-17 season on Casey’s old contract, but will replace that with the new deal.
After back-to-back first-round eliminations in 2014 and 2015, it seemed that Casey was still having to prove himself even after Toronto won a franchise best 56 games this season. Never mind that he was the driving force behind the backcourt of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan developing into an All-Star tandem. But evidently the run to the Eastern Conference finals, where the Raptors were eliminated 4-2 by the Cavaliers was enough to clinch a decision that should have been made some time ago.