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Dwane Casey says he is not ‘salty’ about Raptors’ championship

The Toronto Raptors won the NBA championship the season after they fired longtime head coach Dwane Casey, but he is not too busted up about it.

Speaking with the media on Wednesday before his Detroit Pistons played the Raptors, Casey was asked for his feelings on Toronto’s title and said that he was happy for the organization, the players, and GM Masai Ujiri.

“I’m not salty. There’s no pepper, no hot sauce,” Casey joked, per Michael Grange of Sportsnet.

Casey coached Toronto for seven seasons from 2011 to 2018, compiling a 320-238 record (.573) with six playoff appearances and four division titles. The disappointments were abundant in the postseason though, as Casey led them to just one Conference Finals berth in that span and was fired after the 2017-18 season. The Raptors then won the championship in 2018-19 under first-year head coach Nick Nurse.

Ujiri did go out of his way to credit Casey for Toronto’s title run, and with Casey since landing a decent head coaching job with the Pistons, it is easy to see why he has nothing but well wishes for his former team.

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