As the Cleveland Cavaliers prepare to potentially sweep the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semifinals for the second season in a row, there is talk that this could be the end of the road for head coach Dwane Casey.
One way to look at this is that Casey has failed in the postseason where it matters most and that Toronto has no choice but to move on with a new voice of leadership. Just don’t expect Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue to agree with it.
On Monday evening, Lue said the following about the rumors that Casey could lose his job: “That’s absurd, that’s crazy,” per Tom Reed of The Athletic.
Of course, we can certainly take a guess as to why Lue would love for Casey to keep his job. The Cavaliers have won nine straight games against Toronto and 14 of their last 16.
Likely, though, that’s not where Lue is coming from with his comments. Instead, he’s probably thinking that Casey has been the only coach in Raptors history to have an above-.500 record, posting a 320-238 record from 2012-18. He’s also likely thinking that, were he in Casey’s shoes, he’d feel justified in keeping his job.