Just like he did earlier this year in a vote by his peers, former Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey won the Coach of the Year award Monday night at the NBA Awards.
Now with the Detroit Pistons, Casey was all class as he gave his acceptance speech, but it was still very awkward, regardless.
— Danny (@RGD714) June 26, 2018
Dwane Casey, head coach of the Detroit Pistons, wins the 2017-18 Coach of the Year award for the work he did…for the Toronto Raptors. And handles it with class, as he always does.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) June 26, 2018
Honestly this might be the most awkward award in sports history https://t.co/YYEOaKmucc
— William Boyd (@draftgeek24) June 26, 2018
Twitter had some fun at Casey’s and the Raptors’ expense.
Dwane Casey just won Coach of the Year for the Raptors … even though they fired him. ? pic.twitter.com/CXRzb0JkA0
— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) June 26, 2018
Raptors really fired Coach of the Year pic.twitter.com/MQEopIDbST
— SportsAsToldByAGirl (@SportsAsTold) June 26, 2018
When Dwane Casey gets fired and receives Coach Of the Year pic.twitter.com/sfRL8Dv5eQ
— Jio Canty (@jcanty3) June 26, 2018
So Dwane Casey gets fired then wins Coach of the year lol why did they fire that man he was a great coach
— JUNE•18 (@wayoferic_) June 26, 2018
Dwane Casey shoulda gone up there in a Joe Dumars jersey
— Lamont Price (@LPizzle) June 26, 2018
— Tommy Barrett (@TommyBarrett24) June 26, 2018
Dwane Casey won coach of the year and got fired. Congrat pic.twitter.com/WiLKSRnift
— Jason Sunkle (@jsunkle) June 26, 2018
Dwane Casey Gets fired for not being a good coach, gets NBA coach of the year #NBAAwards
— capt. (@captfabian) June 26, 2018
Dwane Casey got fired and swept by the cavs but no worries he’s the best coach in the league hands down
— Air Force Reject (@kstraub33) June 26, 2018
— Davide Chinellato (@dchinellato) June 26, 2018