Dwane Casey says time with Toronto is water under the bridge
Detroit Pistons head coach Dwane Casey does not have any ill will against the Toronto Raptors — the team that fired him last May despite winning the Coach of the Year award for his outstanding work for the team last season.
According to the 61-year-old, he has now moved on from the callous nature of the termination of his services a couple of months back. Casey did admit that there is still some regret, but that he has ultimately chosen to move past that episode.
“You wonder what would have happened. What if?” Casey told Dave Feschuk of The Star. “But what’s the old saying? If ifs and buts were candies and nuts we’d all have a merry Christmas. That’s water under the bridge now.”
This is exactly the type of thing a professional of Casey’s caliber would say. The backlash the Raptors are receiving from his firing has yet to fully die down, but for his part, Casey is already focusing on other, more important things.
As the new head coach of the Pistons, Casey will have a lot on his plate. The team gave up future assets last season to land their new franchise star in Blake Griffin which is an indication that the team wants to win now. It will be a tough road ahead, but Casey does seem to be the perfect guy for the task at hand.
Nevertheless, he’s moving on from the Raptors.