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  • Dwane Casey
    Team, Detroit Pistons

    After Tuesday's practice, Dwane Casey said, "The number one thing is our toughness,” as the team prepares for Game 2 against the Bucks on Wednesday night.

    The Pistons got absolutely steamrolled by the Bucks right from the opening tipoff. The Bucks were heavy favorites even before Blake Griffin's status became murky. Toughness is a good start, but it's going to take a lot more than that for the Pistons to pull off a first-round upset.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Dwane Casey
    Team, Detroit Pistons

    Dwane Casey has been named NBA Coach of the Year for the 2017-2018 season.

    Coach Dwane Casey remodeled the Raptors with a new offensive system and a deep rotation which led them to a conference-high 59 wins. Although they outperformed expectations in the regular season, they were swept by LeBron's Cavs which led to his dismissal. He was quickly hired by the Detroit Pistons and should be able to flex his coaching muscles with a team that has spacing issues, something he was familiar with in Toronto.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Sean Sweeney
    Assistant Coach, Detroit Pistons

    Woj reported that Milwaukee Bucks’ assistant coach Sean Sweeney has agreed to become one of Detroit coach Dwane Casey’s new top assistants.

    Sweeney had been on the Bucks’ staff since 2014 when he came to town as one of Jason Kidd’s assistants. He got his start under Kidd as an assistant video coordinator in Brooklyn. In Milwaukee, one of his primary responsibilities was developing Giannis Antetokounmpo, a job he did quite well.  Assuming Sweeney’s title is “assistant coach”, he’ll be the eighth assistant to join Dwane Casey’s bench. And that’s not even including shooting coach David Hopla.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Dwane Casey
    Team, Detroit Pistons

    Dwane Casey has agreed to a 5-year deal to be the next head coach of the Pistons.

    Well, it didn't take long for the (likely) reigning coach of the year to find a new home. Casey coached the Raptors to 373 wins with 303 losses over seven seasons. He will look to take over what Stan Van Gundy has started and might have to take a drastically different approach to coaching now the his two feature stars are at the center and power forward position, rather than guards.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Dwane Casey
    Team, Toronto Raptors

    Marc Stein is reporting that Dwane Casey is the frontrunner for the Pistons' head coaching job.

    The Pistons continue to move forward with other candidates as well, however, with Kenny Smith set to meet with owner Tom Gores. Smith is in the top-tier of candidates along with Casey and Ime Udoka. Casey represents the safest hire of the bunch, but we'll see if Detroit wants to see if they can unearth a higher ceiling with another option.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Dwane Casey
    Team, Toronto Raptors

    The Pistons want to bring in Dwane Casey and Michigan coach John Beilein in for a second interview.

    Both coaches already met with the Pistons but it sounds like they are making a short list of candidates. It will be interesting to see if the Pistons wait for the Finals to wrap up before making a decision or if they already know who they want.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Dwane Casey
    Team, Toronto Raptors

    Adrian Wojnarowski reported Dwane Casey and the Pistons are meeting Thursday to discuss the team's opening at head coach.

    Casey is a finalist for coach of the year after taking the Raptors to the number one seed in the East and displaying his ability to change his style and get players to buy-in to a new scheme. Casey has had success with the Raptors and would be a good hire for any team that needs to turn their team around. He was let go after another underperformance in the playoffs. It was time to decide whether to keep Casey or keep the core of players as something needed to change and the Raptors chose the players. Casey should help the Pistons' fantasy value but at the end of the day he won't have a great roster to work with.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on ESPN

  • Dwane Casey
    Team, Detroit Pistons

    Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that the Detroit Pistons are making Dwane Casey a primary target for the team’s head coaching vacancy.

    The Pistons are looking to replace Stan Van Gundy and Casey is an obvious candidate after his recent success in Toronto. Casey is a finalist for the 2017-18 Head Coach of the Year award and showed his ability to be dynamic this season as the Raptors game plan was overhauled for the better – and if not for LeBron James he may still have his job. Casey would surely be an upgrade over Van Gundy and could help raise fantasy value of Pistons players.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Dwane Casey
    Team, Toronto Raptors

    The Raptors have fired head coach Dwane Casey.

    It is comes as somewhat of a surprise a potential coach of the year favorite, but rumors have been spiraling and this would not be the first time a head coach has been fired after winning the awar, as it happened with George Karl following the 2012-13 season. Casey has coached the Raptors since the 2011-12 season and has 373 wins and 307 loses, but after losing to LeBron James three years in a row during playoffs the organization seems to believe they need a change at the helm.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Dwane Casey
    Team, Toronto Raptors

    Marc Stein of The NY Times is reporting that Dwane Casey will be named the National Basketball Coaches Association's Coach of the Year on Wednesday.

    The award is separate from the NBA’s Coach of the Year award, which is voted on by members of the media but Casey is also a frontrunner for that award as well. It definitely looks awkward as the Raptors just got swept by the Cavs, but Casey led the Raptors to a franchise-record 59 wins and the best record in the Eastern Conference overseeing a dramatic change in the team’s playing style. The N.B.A. will announce the winner of its Red Auerbach Trophy for Coach of the Year Award as part of its second annual live NBA Awards Show on June 25th in Los Angeles but there is a chance that Casey is no longer with the Raptors by then.

    Source: NY Times

  • Dwane Casey
    Team, Toronto Raptors

    According to TSN sources the Raptors are leaning towards changing coaches.

    After a disappointing sweep at the hands of LeBron James, the Raptors are evaluating their options and due to their cap situation the only change they can really make is a coaching one. Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Serge Ibaka are owed more than $164 million over the next two years, making it incredibly difficult to deal either one. The Raptors have been swept out of the playoffs for the third time in four years and twice being the higher seed which does not reflect well on Casey. He is also a coach of the year candidate which makes the situation even more ironic. Despite his potential job loss Casey has overseen the Raptors' most successful stretch in their 23-year existence and is well-regarded around the league. If the Raptors end his tenure sooner rather than later he could be a candidate for some of the open NBA jobs such as Orlando, Milwaukee, Atlanta and Detroit.

    Source: TSN.ca

  • Dwane Casey
    Team, Toronto Raptors

    Dwane Casey said that he's thought "a lot" about changing his lineup ahead of Saturday's Game 3.

    While he's looking at alternatives, there's not a ton of options for the Raptors here. Benching Serge Ibaka would be the easy move but quite frankly if Ibaka doesn't play well, Toronto isn't going to win no matter what. Alternatively they could move Ibaka to center and bench Jonas Valanciunas to get him away from Kevin Love, though Valanciunas has been one of the Raptors' best through two games. If there's a move coming it'll be in the frontcourt, and Pascal Siakam and C.J. Miles would probably see extra time. It could also be something as simple as reintroducing Norman Powell to the rotation to help chase some of Cleveland's wings around. We'll see what Casey rolls with later tonight.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • OG Anunoby
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    OG Anunoby is doubtful for Friday’s game after leaving Wednesday’s game in the second quarter with a right ankle sprain.

    Anunoby only played ten minutes Wednesday and did not return after suffering a right ankle sprain. It seems as if he is not able to go Friday. If that is the case, expect either C.J. Miles or Norman Powell to step into the starting lineup. The Raptors bench has been the most effective bench unit in the league this year and Dwane Casey does not like to disrupt the rotation. Hopefully Anunoby does not miss extended time, but he is not worth owning either way.

    Source: Raptors Game Notes