Pistons Head Coach Dwane Casey Stepping Down, Moving to Front Office
The Detroit Pistons’ Dwane Casey announced after the conclusion of the team’s final regular season game on Sunday that he would no longer serve as head coach.
The 65-year-old told reporters that he will move into the organization’s front office.
Casey has served as the Pistons’ leader since 2018-19. During that time, the team has gone just 121-262. Despite that lackluster record, however, Casey has remained a respected figure as he’s helped the organization navigate a rebuild. Prior to that time with the Pistons, he spent seven seasons in Toronto, where he helped lead the Raptors to a 57.3 win percentage.
Detroit will now start a coaching search with one of the best young cores in the NBA. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Bucks assistant Charles Lee and former Celtics coach Ime Udoka are expected to be candidates.
The Chicago Bulls will certainly want to keep an eye on who the Pistons bring in. The franchise could be on the brink of being quite the problem in the East with centerpieces like Jaden Ivey and Cade Cunningham on the roster, as well as another high-lottery pick coming this summer.