Monday, 18 June, 2018

Casey reportedly gets 5-year deal to coach Pistons

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Lucia Summers | 11 June, 2018, 23:59

The Detroit Pistons are hiring Dwane Casey to be their next head coach, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Casey was named coach of the year by the National Basketball Coaches Association after guiding the Toronto Raptors to the best record in the Eastern Conference at 59-23.

Dwane Casey coaches the Toronto Raptors against the Washington Wizards during the first round of the playoffs on April 17, 2018.

Casey posted a 320-238 (.573) overall record as Raptors coach.

Detroit has been looking for a coach for a month since firing Stan Van Gundy, who was also its president of basketball operations. The club was connected to Casey early in their interview process, with University of MI head coach John Beilein also in the mix for the job.

Detroit has missed the playoffs in eight of the last nine seasons.

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The Pistons recently hired the former Nets general manager Ed Stefanski to lead their search for new front-office executives.

"I am excited and honored to join the Detroit Pistons, a franchise with a championship history and a roster that is ready to win now", Casey said in a statement.

Casey is the front-runner for the NBA's coach of the year award to be presented later this month.

"I'm confident that this team has the pieces in place to compete at a very high level", Mr. Casey added. He led Toronto to four Atlantic Division titles in five years, and three consecutive 50-win seasons. Casey's 2005-06 squad finished in the NBA's top 10 in fewest average points per game and lowest opponent field goal percentage.

Detroit's playoff appearance in 2015-16 was their only one since 2008-09 when they were bounced in the first round by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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