Huge news out of the NBA right now, as Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski (of course) is reporting that David Blatt, head coach of the East-leading Cleveland Cavaliers, has been fired and Tyronn Lue will take his place.
This in and of itself is pretty batshit insane. The Cavs are currently 30-11 and, again, sit atop (that means in first place) of the Eastern Conference. Yes, they got blown out recently against their prime rivals in the west, the Golden State Warriors, but this seems like a bit of an overreaction from the Cavaliers front office. Not that Raptors fans care one way or the other.
What's noteworthy about this -- I mean, besides the fact of the only team in the East better than the Raptors showing instability -- is the status of the head coaching position at this year's All-Star game. As you may recall, the annual showcase for the NBA's brightest stars is taking place in Toronto this year. And, as you may have also realized, the next best team in the East is none other than the Toronto Raptors!
Does this mean Dwane Casey is now the Eastern All-Star team's head coach?