The Toronto Raptors have enjoyed a strong start to the new NBA season, but they're about to be visited by a ghost of seasons past. The glory of the team winning their first championship has had many people wondering how ex-coach Dwane Casey has been feeling. Well, Casey's coming back to the 6ix.\nThe current Detroit Pistons coach led the Raps for seven years and won NBA Coach of the Year for the team's success in his final season. Of course, that Eastern Conference-winning year was soon swept under the rug by last season's championship under Casey's longtime assistant, Nick Nurse.\nCasey is back in Toronto with the Pistons on Wednesday, the first time since the Raptors' title win that he'll face his old team and his former right-hand man.\nJust like departed star DeMar DeRozan, Casey was, of course, asked in a recent interview about his opinion on the Raptors' success.\n"I'm so proud of the team from last year, how they came out, won the championship," Casey told TSN. "Seeing the banner up there is beautiful, for the team, for the organization, for the country."\nAmid his praise for the team, Casey stressed it "irks" him to read others claim he's "salty" after the Raptors took home the title a year after dismissing him from his post.\nIs Dwane Casey salty or just misunderstood? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/AgWcLcIFWj— theScore (@theScore) October 30, 2019\nCasey insisted there's no bad blood between him and the Raps, and that he still maintains communication with others from the organization and players as well.\n"I'm not salty. There's no pepper, no hot sauce," he added, extending the seasoning metaphor to new lengths.\nDwane Casey speaking with us in Toronto this morning before his Pistons face the Raptors tonight: “there’s no animosity in my heart whatsoever, I can sleep at night.There’s no saltiness, no pepper, no hot sauce.”— Rachel Brady (@RBradyGlobe) October 30, 2019\nRaptors fans, though, aren't quite so sure.\nMany of them took onto Twitter to share their thoughts on how Casey may really have been feeling over the last few months.\n"He'll never admit it publicly but, there's a ton of regret. If only he had Kawhi, if only he had doubled LeBron in that playoff series. A lot of things he probably would've done differently if given the chance," suggested one fan. "As a Raptors fan, I'll always have deep respect for what he did here," he adds.\nHe'll never admit it publicly but, there's a ton of regret. If only he had Kawhi, if only he had doubled LeBron in that playoff series. A lot of things he probably would've done differently if given the chance. As a Raptors fan, I'll always have deep respect for what he did here— abdullah (@_citylights) October 30, 2019\nExcept all of his actions and comments indicate otherwise. Dwane is salty AF, as we all would be. We booted him, then won a Championship with his former assistant. It's ok to be human, Dwane.— Peter (@PeteyHarrison) October 30, 2019\nLike mad table salt salty pic.twitter.com/G2cMNjeyGT— PoisonClanTechniques (@DaSayHeyKID) October 30, 2019\nI just don't want to hear about Dwane Casey. He was part of building the Raptors, sure. But he also goes out of his way to mention it ALL THE TIME. Dude, you can build a culture, but you're miles behind Nurse on in game management. Miles.— Stephen Burns (@StephenRBurns) October 30, 2019\nDwane Casey pulling up at Scotia Bank Arena .. pic.twitter.com/8gnhPiimZ7— Jack VanVleet (@JC_official) October 30, 2019\nOther Raptors fans, though, were less critical of the team's former longtime coach. After all, Casey did lay the foundations over several years for what formed the base of the franchise's winning roster.\n"Dwane Casey is a class act!" tweeted one fan, and others were there to back up the Pistons boss.\n"Seeing Raptors championship banner is 'beautiful' for Dwane Casey"An all-around class act. pic.twitter.com/qjejzX39PO— Mordy B (@noblindfollower) October 30, 2019\nDwane Casey is a class act! I hate how relentlessly the media wants to portray him. Leave him be. He did so much for us. He took a shitty raptors team and transformed them to a number one seed. We, fans are proud of his contributions to this organisation— mxc (@ploughon) October 30, 2019\nIt's incredibly disrespectful to Dwane Casey to insinuate that he's salty about the Raptors' title. He played a crucial role towards making it happen and forcing that lazy narrative only stands to diminish that.— Will (@HeyMyNameIsWill) October 30, 2019\nI got a lot of love for Dwane Casey, the guy built a foundation for the Raptors and although he didn't get to see it through, he paved the way for this current iteration of the teamMedia just needs to stop asking him about the Raps, he's not our coach anymore and that's that— bonanza (@bonanbenzus) October 30, 2019\nBack in June, Casey talked about how "thrilling" it was to see the roster he built reap such rewards.\n"To see a guy like Kyle Lowry, a kid like Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet and those guys I coached win. It was really thrilling, because I know that was a goal going in with that group, and to see them win it was great," said Casey, per TSN.\nCasey will see the NBA banner dangling from the roof of Scotiabank Arena for the first time — in person, at least —when the Pistons come to town tonight.\nWith opinion on Casey seemingly split among Raptor fans, the reception he receives will certainly be interesting.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.