Raptors awkwardly congratulate fired Dwane Casey on Coach of Year nomination
The Toronto Raptors created an awkward scene on social media Wednesday evening shortly after the NBA announced the finalists for its Coach of the Year Award.
Last week, the Raptors relieved Dwane Casey of his duties as the franchise’s head coach after the team was eliminated from this year’s playoffs by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Because of that, it was a bit odd to see the Raptors congratulate Casey on being announced as a finalist for NBA Coach of the Year.
Congrats Coach! https://t.co/KG68c3Icu7
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 17, 2018
The responses were predictably of shock and dismay.
— Scott (@SNoland10) May 17, 2018
— 🇺🇸Michael (@manecci) May 17, 2018
Dwayne Casey :
— benson (@bluke123) May 17, 2018
Didn’t yall just fire…. Nvm
— Feeq (@Allstar_34) May 17, 2018
Amazing troll job.
— W. S. Fletcher (@WoodySFletcher) May 17, 2018
Casey coached the Raptors for seven seasons. It’s understandable the team is appreciative of his efforts during that time. With that said, this tweet certainly comes across as peculiar.