Casey Feels The Flame

In 1½ seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Dwane Casey became known for his even-keeled demeanor, for never getting too high or too low. His team never could capture that same consistency on the court, which ultimately led to the coach’s ouster.

Timberwolves vice president of basketball operations Kevin McHale fired Casey on Tuesday, one day after Minnesota lost its fourth consecutive game.

“We were at a point as a team where we were just treading water,” McHale said. “The ups and downs, we just couldn’t find any consistency.”