TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors have reached an agreement in principle to hire Dallas assistant Dwane Casey as their new head coach, according to a report on ESPN.com.
Citing anonymous sources, ESPN reported that Casey will be hired barring an unforeseen snag, and said he was already in New York on Monday observing the Raptors' private pre-draft workout of lottery hopeful Bismack Biyombo.
Reports say an official announcement on Casey's hiring could come as early as Tuesday.
Casey, 54, would succeed Jay Triano, who was reassigned earlier this month. The Raptors are coming off a disappointing 22-60 campaign and have the fifth overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft.
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