“The only thing that matters is that he cashed the cheque,” were Metta World Peace’s words advice for outgoing Raptors coach Dwane Casey. TMZ caught up with the current G League coach and former NBA baller to ask him for his thoughts on Casey’s incumbency. Metta took the high road by commenting that 7 years is gratuitous run for anyone in the business.
The interviewer informed Metta that Casey had just been awarded a “Coach the Year” by his peers despite being fired. Metta’s reaction was unaffected, don’t he’d been through the ringer himself, and is currently jumpstarting his second (or maybe 3rd) career as a coach. Who he picked to succeed Casey in Toronto feels like butt end a joke, but hear him out, he has a point.
Metta thinks Drake would be a logical internal step for the organization, since he already holds a position as a brand ambassador. What Metta didn’t remark on that possibly works in Drake’s favour, is the relationship he has cultivated with the players. However something tells me a “buddy-buddy” relationship wears thin in the ultra-competitive NBA. Of course, Metta World Peace also vouched for himself in the interview, but both options seems farthest from the midline. The Toronto Raptors are reportedly interested in former Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer, a former assistant to Gregg Popovich the San Antonio Spurs. Incidentally, Casey’s firing has been decried by members the basketball community. His rebranding the team has been viewed as yielding the best results with the hand he’s been dealt.