Dwane Casey Set to Become New Head Coach of the Detroit Pistons
It didn’t take Dwane Casey long to find a new gig after being fired by the Toronto Raptors in May.
Casey spent seven seasons with the Toronto Raptors, posting a 320-238 (.573) overall mark as the head coach of the team, leading the Raptors to four Atlantic Division titles and three consecutive 50-win seasons, included a franchise-record 59-wins this past NBA season. Yet, after being bounced by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for a third consecutive year in the playoffs, the Raptors chose to go a different direction, parting ways with the team’s all-time leader in wins.
According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Casey will replace Stan Van Gundy and join the scrambling Detroit Pistons as the organization’s new head coach. The 61-year old Coach of the Year finalist will be tasked with devising a game plan for Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin to find success, while revitalizing Reggie Jackson’s career.
With the signing, the Raptors become the lone team in the NBA still in search of a head coach.
Candidates who have arose for the position are assistant coach Nick Nurse as well as San Antonio Spurs assistant Ettore Messina.