But that does not mean Casey will avoid a great accomplishment or two for the 2017-18 season.
Overall, Casey's 320 victories with Toronto are 44 more than the previous three Raptors coaches combined (Jay Triano, Sam Mitchell, Kevin O'Neill). "I'm a big boy".
Casey has been with the Raptors since 2011, and has guided them to five straight playoff appearances.
Right now, that's all Casey can say for certain after meeting with Toronto President Masai Ujiri Wednesday morning, with little else clear about the coach's outlook with the organization.
Although very aware that the head coach is often the one to take the fall for such playoff failures, Casey went about business this week, having exit conversations with players and discussing their off-season steps for improvement. But that success didn't quiet talk that perhaps Casey could be on his way out in Toronto after the team's loss to Cleveland.
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The parade commemorates the Allies victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. An honor guard was present and the countries' anthems were played.
Lue, who played under Van Gundy in his a year ago as a player with Orlando, called him an incredible coach.
Ujiri bristled about the Raptors being the butt of jokes about their long-running struggles with the Cavs, who have won 10 straight postseason games against Toronto. I know what we've accomplished and how the basketball world respects what we're doing.
Boston has drastically outperformed its post-injury expectations thanks in large part to his coaching and assuming the Celtics can knock of the Sixers in one of their next three games, Stevens will advance further in the Playoffs than any coach receiving a vote, other than Mike D'Antoni. "So that might not be the reason [for the loss]", Ujiri said. "You're not going to change Rome in a day".
LeBron James led the way as the Cavaliers wrapped up a series sweep with a ruthless demolition of the Raptors on Monday, May 7, to book their place in the NBA Eastern Conference finals. "You get to that point where you're standing firm through everything and you feel like you can't get knocked down again, and you realize you do get knocked back down again".