Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Cleveland's Lue Speaks out in Support of Raptors Counterpart Dwane Casey

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Cleveland's Lue Speaks out in Support of Raptors Counterpart Dwane Casey

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Cleveland's Lue speak out in support of Casey

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Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says the idea that Raptors coach Dwane Casey's job might be in jeopardy is absurd.

Lue was asked prior to Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal about Casey's future with Toronto as well as Stan Van Gundy, whose tenure as coach and president of basketball operations of the Detroit Pistons ended Monday.

Lue, who played under Van Gundy in his last year as a player with Orlando, called him an amazing coach.

"It's just crazy to let a great guy like Stan go ... He's one of the best as far as knowing the basketball game and what it takes," he said.

As for Casey, Lue reeled off the Toronto coach's accomplishments this season, which includes taking his team to the second-best record in the league. …

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