Raptors roasted for congratulating Dwane Casey on COY nomination

Dwane Casey

Dwane Casey made the shortlist for National Basketball Association coach of the year.

A lovely gesture from the Raptors, but it feels a little odd when Casey was told to pack his bags just five days earlier.

The Toronto Raptors fired Dwane Casey after getting swept in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The NBA announced the finalists for its key awards Wednesday, and it unintentionally created the most awkward moment of the season.

Casey has served as the Raptors head coach since 2011.

Fans quickly reacted to the tweet by replying gifs and memes - all suggesting that it was a wrong move by the Raptors. VanVleet is a finalist along with former Raptor Lou Williams (Los Angeles Clippers) and Eric Gordon (Houston Rockets).

Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri is calling Dwane Casey an 'unbelievable human being, ' but says it is time for a change.

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