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Dwane Casey won't be fired by Raptors, according to report

Raptors coach Dwyane Casey will survive the purge of the team's front office following the hiring of general manager Masai Ujiri.


New Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri has quickly begun to purge the front office of the old guard under Bryan Colangelo, but the job of head coach Dwane Casey is safe, according to a report from the Toronto Star's Doug Smith.

Casey has one year left on his contract and has already spoken at length with Ujiri and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment CEO Tim Leiweke about the future. Casey's staff will likely see a major overhaul, but the head coach will get a chance to help turn the Raptors around.

Casey has not had much success in Toronto after getting hired in 2011 to replace Jay Triano. In two seasons, Casey has compiled a 57-91 record and has missed the playoffs both times.

The Raptors did finish out this year strong, winning five in a row and going 7-2 in April. The good finish placed them just four games out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, and they hope the next step can be taken in the 2013-14 season.

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