After having experienced a great epic with the Raptors between 2011 and 2018 before being thanked for the season for his only title of “Coach of The Year”, Dwane Casey has now been involved for three years in Detroit. The project quickly shifted to the development of young players, another aspect of coaching in which the coach likes.
The leaders seem in any case to be satisfied with his work since the franchise announced yesterday that it had extended Dwane Casey’s contract for an additional season, until 2023/24.
“Dwane’s ability to adapt and lead us through a difficult but very exciting year of growth and development has further solidified his place as one of the most respected coaches in the NBA.”, said Pistons owner Tom Gores. “He is fully committed to the restoration of the Pistons through his competitiveness, his teaching ability and his sense of development which can be seen in the progression of our young players. I look forward to seeing the future of this team and the upward trajectory of the franchise under their leadership as we strive to fight for league titles ”.
The results are not yet there and even if his first season had been correct (41v-41d), Dwane Casey has currently posted a record of 81 wins for 137 losses as coach of the Pistons.
But the future is rather hopeful. The whole stake for the caoch will therefore be to continue the development of young elements, of which the French Killian Hayes and Sekou Doumbouya are part, in order to support Jerami Grant and allow his team to progressively take the steps that will lead Detroit again towards the tops.
To achieve this, Dwane Casey will therefore benefit from an additional season. A mark of confidence and patience always appreciated in reconstruction projects over several years.
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