Dwane Casey did not stay out of the NBA for long.
A month after being fired by the Toronto Raptors, Casey was announced as the new head coach of the Detroit Pistons yesterday, signing a five-year deal with the team.
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. The NBA coach of the year finalist was fired shortly after Toronto was swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers with one year remaining on a three-year, $18 million dollar extension. He was 320-238 in seven seasons and is Toronto’s winningest coach.
Detroit has been looking for a coach for more than month since firing Stan Van Gundy, who was also its president of basketball operations.
Good luck in Motown Coach Casey!