Raptors Seem to Forget They Fired Dwane Casey With Awkward Congratulatory Tweet

Annette Crawford
May 17, 2018

They chose to fire head coach Dwane Casey, the best coach in franchise history.

Too bad the nomination came five days after he was sacked by the Toronto Raptors.

The NBA announced the finalists for its key awards Wednesday, and it unintentionally created the most awkward moment of the season.

Casey was already voted as the Coach of the Year by his peers, after being fired.

Casey was sacked after the Cleveland Cavaliers swept Toronto out of the Eastern Conference semi-final for the second straight year.

Casey coached the Raptors for seven seasons.

Fans quickly reacted to the tweet by replying gifs and memes - all suggesting that it was a wrong move by the Raptors.

Raptors point guard Fred VanVleet also earned a shot at the NBA's sixth man award. Raptors president Masai Ujiri opted to send Casey packing largely because of the Raptors' humiliating second-round sweep at the hands of the Cavaliers.

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