Dwane Casey was named NBA Coach of the Year finalist, along with the Celtics Brad Stevens and Jazz's Quin Synder.
A lovely gesture from the Raptors, but it feels a little unusual when Casey was told to pack his bags just five days earlier.
Last week, the Raptors relieved Dwane Casey of his duties as the franchise's head coach after the team was eliminated from this year's playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On Wednesday the National Basketball Association announced the finalist for the head coach of the year and Casey was among the top three, despite not having a team right now.
The 61-year-old Casey was the most successful coach in Raptors history, rewriting the culture of what had been one of the worst teams in the league.
Casey coached the Raptors for seven seasons. In general, fans couldn't believe the Raptors pulled a stunt like this.
The Raptors also have finalist for the Sixth Man Award in Fred VanVleet.
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