Raptors Hire Mavs Top Assistant

06/21/2011 3:35 PM - 

The Toronto Raptors hired Dwane Casey as their coach on Tuesday, nine days after the Dallas assistant helped the Mavericks win the championship.


Casey succeeds Jay Triano, a Canadian who became a consultant after the Raptors finished 22-60. Casey was the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves from June 2005 to January 2007, compiling a 43-59 record. He hopes to bring a rugged, NHL-style of defense to his newest job in the NBA.

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