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Sports Pistons hire Dwane Casey as head coach: Report

20:07  11 june  2018
20:07  11 june  2018 Source:   thestar.com

Dave Feschuk: Raptors expected to reveal Casey’s successor this week

  Dave Feschuk: Raptors expected to reveal Casey’s successor this week It’s been more than a month since the Toronto Raptors fired Dwane Casey as their head coach. And while Monday saw Casey land his next gig, agreeing to a five-year deal to coach the Detroit Pistons, Raptors president Masai Ujiri was still taking his time in the presumable lead-up to announcing Casey’s successor.

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The Detroit Pistons have hired former Raptors coach Dwane Casey, according to a report.

The deal is for five years, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted.

Former Raptors coach Dwane Casey has been hired by the Detroit Pistons.© Michael Reaves Former Raptors coach Dwane Casey has been hired by the Detroit Pistons.

The Raptors fired Casey, 61, last month despite the team making the playoffs for five straight seasons.

Casey posted a 320-238 (.573) overall record as Raptors coach. He led Toronto to four Atlantic Division titles in five years, and three consecutive 50-win seasons.

But the franchise had its eyes on an NBA finals appearance this year after winning a franchise-record 59 games in the regular season, the second best record in the league behind only Houston.

Dave Feschuk: Will Nick Nurse be just what the Raptors ordered?

  Dave Feschuk: Will Nick Nurse be just what the Raptors ordered? You can say one thing for sure about the first coaching change of Masai Ujiri’s five-year run atop the Raptors: It was not a bloodless transfer of power, nor a friendly one.On Monday, Dwane Casey was hired as coach of the Detroit Pistons, one month to the day he was fired by the Raptors after seven mostly magical years in Toronto. On Tuesday, Nick Nurse emerged as Ujiri’s choice to replace Casey. And as those significant life events were unfolding, it’s safe to say the two men were not toasting each other’s good fortune with champagne and congratulatory repartee. Forget their five largely successful years together on the Raptors bench.

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However, Toronto fell for the third straight season to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. It wasn’t close as the Raptors were swept in four games, prompting GM Masai Ujiri to part ways with the popular coach.

The Pistons move means that there’s only one vacant head coaching job left in the NBA — with the Raptors.

Toronto reportedly has a shortlist of two candidates — 50-year-old Nick Nurse (who has been a Raptors assistant under Casey since the 2013-14 season) and top international head coach Ettore Messina, 58, who has been a San Antonio Spurs assistant under Gregg Popovich since 2014.

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