Raptors awkwardly congratulate fired Dwane Casey on Coach of Year nomination

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Casey's competition for Coach of the Year is Brad Stevens of the Celtics and Quin Snyder of the Jazz, with the potentially bittersweet award's victor scheduled to be announced on June 25.

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

Former Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey and current guard on the team, Fred VanVleet, have respectively been named as finalists for a pair of National Basketball Association awards.

The responses were predictably of shock and dismay. The Toronto Raptors, who recently parted ways with Casey, congratulated him and things got awkward real quick. It's understandable the team is appreciative of his efforts during that time.

Fans quickly reacted to the tweet by replying gifs and memes - all suggesting that it was a wrong move by the Raptors.

Dwane Casey is a finalist for what would be the most bittersweet awards in basketball.