Raptors coach Dwane Casey rode the TTC to game seven

Raptors coach Dwane Casey rode the TTC to game seven

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Poor Raptors. First the swift thieves of prehistoric, giant-reptile-ruled Earth were wiped out during the Cretaceous-paleogene extinction event. Then, some 65 million years later, they were reborn (not literally) in the form of an NBA franchise, only to be rendered extinct yet again (figuratively) by the Brooklyn Nets in a (metaphorically) crushing end to their season. But last night’s game started off especially inconveniently for Raps coach Dwane Casey.

En route to the ACC on Sunday, Casey’s car was rerouted because of road closures. Ultimately, he was forced to take TTC to the game, just like some normal, plebian commuter who doesn’t even coach an NBA team, the Canadian Press reports. Unlike those workaday commuters, for whom the TTC can be a daily frustration, Casey seemed entirely satisfied by his ride. “Good old reliable subway,” Casey, who last rode the rocket in summer 2013, told the press. “It’s great,” he added of the TTC. “I recommend it to everybody. Just not on game seven.”

If things don’t work out with the Raptors next season, Casey may have a new job as a TTC spokesman.