Casey reportedly gets 5-year deal to coach Pistons

The Detroit Pistons have signed Dwane Casey to a five-year contract as head coach

The Detroit Pistons have signed Dwane Casey to a five-year contract as head coach

Former head coach of the Toronto Raptors, and current Coach of the Year, Dwane Casey has agreed to a five-year contract, worth about seven million ler year, to coach the Pistons.

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

Some Detroit Pistons fans have been very critical of Tom Gores for taking so long to find a head coach and general manager.

Casey led Toronto to a franchise-record 59 wins this year and helped them earn the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time. Promoted to associate head coach in November 2000, nine of his teams in Seattle finished above.500 with five winning 50 or more games.

Team president Masai Ujiri acknowledged the club needed to make a change. "As a team, we are constantly trying to grow and improve in order to get to the next level. He was instrumental in creating the identity and culture of who we are as a team, and we are so proud of that". "I know where we started". He replaces Stan Van Gundy, who was sacked in May. MI coach John Beilein was a finalist for the job before withdrawing his name from consideration last week and San Antonio Spurs assistant Ime Udoka also was a candidate.

Casey was identified as a target for the Pistons early on as they look to reshape their organization from the president's role on down, meeting with the team's search committee in late May and then with Pistons ownership this week. Part of getting the Pistons back on track will be fixing their offence, which ranked 22nd in both field goal percentage and points per game last season.

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