Dwane Casey will coach the Toronto Raptors for the final season of his contract, according to the Toronto Star. The team announced on Wednesday that it would not seek new leadership on the court under a remade front office featuring former Denver Nuggets general manager and reigning NBA Executive of the Year Masai Ujiri.
"I'm excited about moving forward and growing this team with Coach Casey," recently-hired general manager Masai Ujiri said in a statement.
The Raptors' head coach appeared to be safe under former Bryan Colangelo, but Toronto moved its former general manager to a more business-related position with the team, allowing for the possibility that Ujiri would make his own hire.
Ujiri initially said he would make a decision only after meeting with Casey and, although rumors suggested otherwise, the statement released Wednesday finalizes this deal. With Casey's job is now safe, it is expected that the Raptors will make changes to his staff of assistants according to The Toronto Star's Doug Smith.
Casey went 34-48 last season as the Raptors missed the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year.