The Toronto Raptors fired head coach Dwane Casey shortly after another playoff elimination at the hands of LeBron James. After the team conducted a few interviews in May, though, the search for his replacement hasn’t drawn much attention.
Meanwhile, the Raptors interviewed assistants Rex Kalamian and Nick Nurse, as well as current G League coach Jerry Stackhouse. Toronto met with Spurs assistants Ettore Messina and Ime Udoka, too.
But the franchise sure is taking its time making a decision.
However, Detroit is revamping the whole front office. Team president Masai Ujiri and the Raptors are working from a place of executive stability yet have decided to take a methodical approach.
While the level of concern shouldn’t be particularly high unless the NBA draft approaches without a coach in Toronto, it’s certainly strange the job remains open. The time to build a plan for the offseason — one where no player on the roster is safe — is steadily thinning.