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Detroit Pistons Hire Dwane Casey As Head Coach

The former Toronto Raptors Head Coach gets a five-year deal in Detroit.

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The Detroit Pistons have landed a new head coach, signing former Toronto Raptors lead man Dwane Casey. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Casey and the Pistons agreed to a five-year deal on Monday morning.

Casey amassed a 558-320 record in his seven years with the Raptors, which included a 59-23 record in the 2017-18 season. After being swept by the Cavaliers in the playoffs, Casey was removed from his position in Toronto.

Prior to joining the Raptors, Casey twice coached alongside Trail Blazers Head Coach Terry Stotts. Both coaches served as assistants in Seattle and Dallas.

The Pistons will be looking to rebound from a 39-43 record in 2017-18. Detroit’s subpar season resulted in the dismissal of coach Stan Van Gundy after four seasons with the Pistons.