The Toronto Raptors fired coach Dwane Casey on Friday, the team announced.
Casey was informed on Friday morning, sources said.
Casey, the most successful coach in franchise history, lost his job after consecutive second-round playoff sweeps to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Casey has one year left on his contract, worth $6 million.
The Raptors set a franchise record with 59 regular-season victories and earned the East's No. 1 seed before advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals after a 4-2 series victory over the Washington Wizards.
The Raptors' record improved in six of seven seasons under Casey. Casey could quickly become a top candidate for the jobs available, including Detroit.
Former Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer is expected to get a close inspection for the
Raptors opening, league sources said. Budenholzer met with Milwaukee on Tuesday, league sources said.
Toronto will also consider assistant Nick Nurse and G League coach Jerry Stackhouse, league sources said.