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NBA Awards news: Dwane Casey wins Coach of the Year award

The second-ever NBA Awards bring forward some of the best players, coaches, and plays, recognizing the best of the best throughout a long 82-game NBA season. TNT televised this awards ceremony in conjunction with the NBA, giving the players the opportunity to celebrate these accomplishments in front of their peers.


WINNER: Dwane Casey

Dwane Casey helped the Toronto Raptors to an Eastern Conference-best 59 wins, but was then fired by the team after a second consecutive sweep out of the playoffs.

Casey managed a complete re-invention of his All-Star backcourt offense, taking the pressure off Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan and allowing his bench and role players to flourish throughout a long 82-game season.

The 61-year-old was also picked by a jury of his peers for the award, a reason why it didn’t take long for him to get back on the horse, shortly hired by the Detroit Pistons as their new head coach.