Casey Becomes 1st Coach to Win 200 Games with Raptors

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffMarch 18, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 17:  Dwane Casey the head coach of the Toronto Raptors gives instructions to his team against the Indiana Pacers during the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 17, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Dwane Casey became the first head coach to win 200 games for the Toronto Raptors, earning his milestone victory with Thursday's 101-94 overtime win over the Indiana Pacers, per Sportsnet Stats.

Already the all-time Raptors leader in coaching wins, Casey has his squad headed for a third consecutive playoff appearance, needing just four more wins to top last season's franchise record of 49.

There's little doubt that the current team is the best in Raptors history, with its .687 winning percentage (46-21) stretching far beyond the .598 mark that it established last year.

Of course, the real test will come once Toronto gets to the postseason, as Casey's first two trips ended with first-round losses, including last season's ugly four-game sweep at the hands of the Washington Wizards in what was supposed to be a tight series.

The Raptors should be better positioned for success this time around, as they currently trail the Cleveland Cavaliers (48-19) by just two games for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and sit seven games clear of the third-seeded Atlanta Hawks (40-19).

With the No. 2 seed all but assured, Toronto is looking at a likely first-round matchup with the Wizards, Pacers, Chicago Bulls or Detroit Pistons, as those four teams appear to be competing for the final two playoff spots in the East.

Granted, a matchup with the Pacers, Bulls or Wizards could actually be quite difficult, as all three teams have recent playoff experience and at least one go-to superstar.