Raptors fans react to team firing the Coach of the Year

May 11 2018, 8:46 pm

When the Toronto Raptors lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers (again) in the most embarrassing way imaginable, the whispers began.

Would the Raptors fire Dwane Casey, a man who’s likely to be named NBA Coach of Year for his work with the first-place Raptors this season?

They did.

Ten days ago, the Raptors were the toast of the town. They had just beaten Washington in the first round of the playoffs, following the franchise’s best regular season.

They weren’t the “same old Raptors.” They had everything going for them and would give LeBron a run for his money – and maybe even beat him.

They didn’t.

Reaction from fans and media was wide-ranging.

Some saw the move as a necessary one for a team that underachieved when it mattered most. Others saw this as the team placing the blame on Casey – who is a great coach.

And the rest?

Well, they just saw a great opportunity to crack some jokes on the internet.

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Here’s a selection of the reaction online:

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