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Casey relocates

After five years at the head of the Pistons, on the sidelines, Dwane Casey felt it was time to change hats. The coaching veteran, who started his coaching career as an assistant at his college in Kentucky (in 1979), will stay in Detroit, but in the “front office”.

At 65, Casey is certainly beginning to feel the fatigue of a career almost half a century long… and a certain discrepancy with the new generations arriving in the Great League.

“I told the guys it was my last game”Casey explained to yahoo. “I’m going to join the director’s office. We are going to have an official meeting at the end of the week. [pour l’annoncer] but they were forty-four fine years. Tom offered me the opportunity to move into the front office. I talked about it with Troy [Weaver, le GM], and I look forward to working with him and preparing for the next stage of my career. It’s time for me to be more with my family. It is the right time. »

Recruited by Tom Gores, the owner of the Pistons during the summer of 2018, after being sacked from the Raptors just after winning the trophy for best coach in the League, Casey will have managed to bring the Pistons to the playoffs in 2019 (for a short tour and then leaves).

Udoka, Kalamian or Stackhouse to succeed him?

But, after a season wrapped up at just 17 wins, and a floor-to-ceiling rebuilding movement that’s being thrown around Cade Cunningham, plus Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren (even bets James Wiseman and Marvin Bagley III), the Pistons needed with a new voice in the locker room.

“It’s completely my decision. Tom gave me this opportunity and I appreciate being able to make this decision as I wanted. Few coaches have this option, but now I can’t wait to open this next chapter. »

On the market, Ime Udoka is already tipped as a serious candidate to succeed Casey. Unless the Pistons favor an internal track with assistant Rex Kalamian, or the former local All Star, Jerry Stackhouse who is still making his mark in the NCAA (at Vanderbilt)…

“I hope our fans will see and appreciate the evolution of the team”, Casey concludes. “Troy has done a good job of bringing in some good guys, to help keep the locker room together for the past two seasons. We haven’t seen our players in the news section or anything. He brought in guys with character and he worked well to form a dressing room that lives well and can progress in the future. »

Shots Bounces
Players GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd bp Int CT party Points
Bojan Bogdanovic 59 32.1 48.8 41.1 88.4 0.6 3.2 3.8 2.6 2.3 0.6 0.1 1.9 21.6
Cade Cunningham 12 33.4 41.5 27.9 83.7 1.0 5.2 6.2 6.0 3.3 0.8 0.6 2.8 19.9
Jaden Ivey 73 31.1 41.7 34.4 74.7 1.0 2.9 3.9 5.3 3.2 0.8 0.2 3.2 16.3
Saddiq Bey 52 28.8 40.4 34.5 86.1 1.1 3.5 4.7 1.6 1.0 1.0 0.2 1.7 14.8
Alec Burks 51 22.0 43.6 41.4 81.4 0.4 2.7 3.1 2.2 1.1 0.7 0.2 1.9 12.8
James Wiseman 23 25.2 53.4 16.7 70.9 2.1 5.8 7.9 0.7 1.4 0.2 0.8 2.9 12.8
Marvin Bagley III 41 23.7 53.2 27.4 75.0 2.3 4.1 6.4 0.9 1.1 0.4 0.7 1.9 12.0
Isaiah Stewart II 50 28.3 44.2 32.7 73.8 2.3 5.8 8.1 1.4 1.4 0.4 0.7 2.7 11.3
Killian Hayes 75 28.2 37.5 27.7 81.7 0.3 2.5 2.8 6.2 2.2 1.4 0.4 2.9 10.1
Eugene Omoruyi 17 21.9 42.5 29.3 72.3 1.2 2.2 3.5 1.0 1.1 0.8 0.2 2.6 9.7
Hamidou Diallo 56 17.8 57.3 23.8 58.8 1.0 2.4 3.5 1.0 1.3 0.9 0.3 2.2 9.3
Jalen Duren 66 24.8 65.1 0.0 61.1 3.4 5.3 8.7 1.1 1.3 0.7 0.9 2.7 9.2
Rj Hampton 20 19.3 42.3 36.5 66.7 0.5 2.0 2.4 1.0 1.1 0.6 0.3 1.5 7.7
Cory Joseph 61 19.5 43.4 39.9 80.3 0.3 1.4 1.7 3.4 0.9 0.6 0.1 1.4 6.9
Isaiah Livers 52 23.0 41.7 36.5 82.1 0.5 2.2 2.8 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.5 2.0 6.7
Rodney McGruder 32 16.4 40.8 42.3 81.8 0.6 1.7 2.3 0.9 0.3 0.5 0.0 1.2 5.7
Kevin Knox 42 14.1 46.9 37.1 78.8 0.5 2.1 2.6 0.4 0.8 0.3 0.3 1.8 5.6
Jared Rhoden 13 12.5 38.9 25.0 100.0 0.8 1.6 2.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.1 1.5 2.9
Nerlens Noel 14 10.8 40.0 50.0 70.0 0.5 2.1 2.6 0.5 0.6 0.9 0.6 1.8 2.3
Stanley Umude 1 2.1 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 2.0
Buddy Boeheim 9 8.9 20.8 18.2 100.0 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.7 1.8
Braxton Key 3 3.0 100.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3

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