Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri voiced assist for Dwane Casey on Wednesday however mentioned the pinnacle coach can be evaluated, similar to everybody else on the staff, following a second-round sweep by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
“I believe in Dwane Casey, I believe in the work he’s done. It’s not different than anything I’ve said last year,” Ujiri mentioned on the staff’s season-ending session with reporters. “I am all the pieces, detrimental and constructive … and the way it all comes collectively.
“How will we win? This group needs to be all about profitable and the way we construct profitable. … I do not know that we will do something 24 hours later.”
With the query lingering about whether or not he’ll proceed with the Raptors, Casey — the newly minted Nationwide Basketball Coaches Affiliation coach of the yr — mentioned, “No one’s advised me any otherwise. No one’s modified my key lock.”
Ujiri is “completely disenchanted” by the best way the season ended however mentioned when he seems on the large image, he likes what he sees.
“To me, it isn’t doomsday. The place our program is, it isn’t doomsday,” Ujiri said. “Now it is my job. Put it on me. … We’ll get higher right here.”
Ujiri mentioned he thought the primary sport in opposition to the Cavaliers was the turning level within the sequence.
“I am going again to Sport 1, to be trustworthy,” he said. “What turned issues there? Giving up a lead, or the calls, lacking layups, all of these issues.
“We don’t blame anybody. We all lose together. But for me I look at [Game 1] as the turning point for the series. For some reason we lost something there.”