While there was some uncertainty about whether or not new Raptors head of basketball operations Masai Ujiri would bring back head coach Dwane Casey for the final year of his contract, the team ended the suspense today, announcing in a press release that Casey will coach the club in 2013/14.
"I’m excited about moving forward and growing this team with Coach Casey," Ujiri said in a statement. The '13/14 season represents the last year of Casey's current contract, so his long-term future with the club could depend in large part on the Raptors' performance next season.
In his two seasons so far in Toronto, Casey has led the club to a 57-91 (.385) record. Expectations for Casey and the Raps will be higher heading into next season, however, with Rudy Gay on board for a full season, along with a likely core of Kyle Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas, DeMar DeRozan, Terrence Ross, and Amir Johnson.
An announcement regarding the team's assistant coaches will be made at a later date, according to the release. However, the Raptors did make another announcement today, revealing in a press release that longtime NBA cap expert Bobby Webster would be joining the front office as the VP of basketball management and strategy. While he worked for the league office, Webster advised executives from all 30 teams on CBA and cap issues, so he figures to take the lead on managing the Raptors' cap going forward.