After getting swept in the first round of the playoffs and much speculation regarding his future in the aftermath, it was announced that Dwane Casey will return as head coach of the Toronto Raptors.
Speaking publicly for the first time since his end-of-season media availability, Casey joined Sportsnet 590 the FAN’s Brady and Walker program Tuesday and claimed there was never concern for his future.
“I wasn’t worried about my job, never have been, never will be,” Casey said. “[Raptors GM] Masai [Ujiri] has every right to look at the entire organization, [like] the coaching staff, and evaluate everything that we’ve done as a staff and as a team but I think, if we’re all honest with ourselves and look where we come from and look how the growth process is going, we’re going in the right direction. I think that’s what the evaluation process shows.
“Did we make mistakes as a coaching staff? Yes. Did we make mistakes as an organization and players making mistakes as players? Yes. We all do. We all are accountable for everything that goes on, but again, big picture, we’re going in the right direction from where we started last year.”
Watch the full interview in the clip above.