Toronto Raptors fire coach Dwane Casey

Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey couldn’t figure out the Cleveland Cavaliers and now it’s cost him his job.

The Raptors fired Casey on Friday after seven seasons with the team.

Toronto President Masai Ujiri called the move a ”very difficult but necessary step,” according to The Associated Press.

Casey’s firing was first reported Friday morning by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

While Casey was the most successful coach in franchise history, leading the team to a 320-238 record over his time with the team, the Raptors were swept out of the Eastern Conference semifinals by the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second straight season.

This year’s four-game loss actually marks the third straight year the Raptors’ season has ended at the hands of the Cavs, with Cleveland also beating Toronto in six games in the 2016 Eastern Conference finals.

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Toronto set a franchise record with 59 regular season victories this year, earning the East’s No. 1 seed. In January, Casey also became the first Raptors coach to be selected for the NBA All-Star Game.

His firing also came two days after winning the Michael H. Goldberg coach of the year award, which is awarded by the National Basketball Coaches Association.

The Raptors topped the Atlantic Division four out of the past five seasons, finishing second during the 2016-17 season.

Casey also served as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves during from 2005-07, amassing a 53-69 record before being fired partway through the 2006-07 season.