|Born|| April 17, 1957|
|1994-2005||Seattle SuperSonics (asst.)|
|Career Highlights and Awards|
Dwane Casey (born April 17, 1957 in Morganfield, Kentucky) is an American basketball coach currently serving as Head coach for the Toronto Raptors. Casey was first hired as a Head Coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves on June 17, 2005. Previously, he was with the Seattle SuperSonics for 11 seasons as an assistant coach with the last four years also serving as associate head coach.
Casey began coaching with Seattle for the 1994-95 season after spending five years as a head coach in Japan. During his time overseas, he coached Japan’s National Team with basketball legend Pete Newell. In the summer of 1998, Casey coached the team to its first World Championship appearance in 31 years.
Prior to coaching in Japan, Dwane was an assistant under head coach Eddie Sutton at the University of Kentucky from 1985-90. He also served as an assistant under Clem Haskins at Western Kentucky University from 1980-85.
Casey began his coaching career at Kentucky in 1979 as a graduate assistant. While at UK, he recruited and coached eventual NBA players Winston Bennett, Sam Bowie, Rex Chapman, LeRon Ellis, Shawn Kemp, Chris Mills, Dirk Minnifield, Irving Thomas and Melvin Turpin...More