The Detroit Pistons and head coach Dwane Casey have reached settlement on a contract extension by the 2023-24 NBA season.
“Dwane’s capacity to adapt and lead us by a difficult however very thrilling 12 months of progress and improvement has additional established his place as one of the crucial extremely revered coaches within the NBA,” stated Pistons proprietor Tom Gores. “He’s absolutely dedicated to the restoration of the Pistons the place his competitiveness, educating capacity and developmental acumen will be seen within the progress of our younger gamers. I eagerly anticipate watching the way forward for this crew and the upward trajectory of the franchise underneath his continued management as we attempt to compete for championships.”
Casey, 64, was named head coach of the Pistons on June 11, 2018. Throughout his first season with Detroit (2018-19), he led the crew to a 41-41 document and a return to the playoffs after a two-year absence from postseason play. The 41 wins general and 26 dwelling victories marked the second-most by the franchise in a decade. Below Casey’s tutelage that season, the Pistons set a franchise document for 3-pointers made (993) and tried (2,854) and Detroit averaged 107.0 factors per recreation, essentially the most by a Pistons crew since 1987-88. Moreover, the Pistons’ protection ranked seventh in factors allowed and ninth in 3-point discipline purpose proportion (.345) within the NBA.
“Dwane’s management and expertise is an ideal match for the place we’re and the place we’re headed as a corporation,” stated Troy Weaver, Normal Supervisor for the Detroit Pistons. “He has instilled a tradition based mostly on onerous work and competitiveness, he’s a wonderful trainer and communicator, and his offensive and defensive rules match right now’s NBA recreation. I’m excited to proceed our course of for restoring this franchise collectively.”
Casey joined the Pistons from Toronto the place he spent seven seasons as head coach and led the Raptors to 4 Atlantic Division Championships, a franchise-record 5 consecutive postseason appearances from 2014-18 and the franchise’s first Japanese Convention Finals look in 2016. Below his management, Toronto recorded the franchise’s first 50-win season in 2015-16 and proceeded to amass three consecutive 50-win seasons, together with a franchise-record 59 wins in 2017-18. Casey completed his tenure with the Raptors because the franchise’s all-time winningest coach with a 320-238 (.573) common season document.
“I’m really excited for the continued alternative to work for Tom, alongside Troy and Arn as we proceed to construct the Pistons franchise,” stated Casey. “The younger gamers that Troy has dropped at the group are strong items that we are going to construct the inspiration upon because the Pistons return to being authentic contenders within the NBA for years to return. I really feel each honored and blessed that Tom continues to entrust this crew to my management.”
Casey was named the 2018 Coach of the 12 months by the Nationwide Basketball Coaches Affiliation (NBCA) and was additionally honored because the 2018 NBA Coach of the 12 months as voted upon by nationwide media masking the NBA.