The Internet Destroys The Raptors For Awkwardly Congratulating Dwane Casey On His Coach Of The Year Nomination
Last Friday, the Toronto Raptors decided to let go longtime Dwane Casey after the team got swept by the Cavs despite the fact that Casey won the coach of the year award.
Casey, the most successful coach in franchise history, lost his job after consecutive second-round playoff sweeps to the Cleveland Cavaliers and being named the coach of the year in a vote of the NBA’s 30 coaches.
“After careful consideration, I have decided this is a very difficult but necessary step the franchise must take,” Raptors president Masai Ujiri said in a statement. “As a team, we are constantly trying to grow and improve in order to get to the next level. We celebrate everything Dwane has done for the organization, we thank him, and we wish him nothing but the best in the future. He was instrumental in creating the identity and culture of who we are as a team, and we are so proud of that.”
Tonight, Casey was nominated for coach of the year in this year’s NBA player’s award and the for whatever reason the Raptors Twitter account awkwardly congratulated him for it.
The Internet reacted to the Raptors’ awkward Casey tweet with hilarious memes.