Sports Pistons hire Dwane Casey as head coach: Report

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

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  Report: Nurse remains frontrunner for Raptors' head coaching vacancy The Toronto Raptors are leaning towards assistant Nick Nurse as the favorite to land their vacant head coaching job, league sources told TSN's Josh Lewenberg. Nurse has already been interviewed for the post, and a report last month indicated the Raptors were taking a close look at promoting the 50-year-old. Toronto continues to talk to other candidates, reportedly including Lithuanian coach Sarunas Jasikevicius most recently. The Raptors fired Dwane Casey on May 11, four days after the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a second-round sweep of an uninspired Raps squad.

Dwane Casey helped lead the Toronto Raptors to the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Wojnarowski also reported the Pistons hired Memphis Grizzlies executive Ed Stefanski as a senior adviser, and he'll oversee the hiring of a coach and general manager.

The Pistons have first to hire the new president of basketball operations before making a move for the head coach . Also, it's highly likely Dwane Casey will be a candidate for the coaching opening as soon as they fill the president of basketball ops post. Bleacher Report 2 daysNBA Rumors


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.

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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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