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Earlier today, Dwane Casey announced that he is stepping down as head coach of the Detroit Pistons. Though Casey will no longer be the Pistons' head coach, he will be staying with the team as a member of the front office. According to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pistons are expected to talk to the following six candidates to replace Casey: Charles Lee, Adrian Griffen, Ime Udoka, Chris Quinn, Josh Longstaff, and Brian Keefe.
- Casey has stepped down as the Pistons' head coach
- Casey is moving to the Pistons' front office
- Charles Lee, Adrian Griffen, Ime Udoka, Chris Quinn, Josh Longstaff, and Brian Keefe are among the candidates the Pistons will consider
Why it Matters for Detroit Pistons and Dwane Casey
When Casey was hired to become the Pistons' next head coach, the hope was that he would eventually lead them back to where they were contending for NBA Championships. Unfortunately, in his five seasons as head coach, Casey was not able to get the Pistons to where they wanted to be. That being said, owner Tom Gores has offered Casey a spot in the Pistons' front office and Casey has accepted.
Bottom Line: Pistons will have a new leader for 2023-24 season
Casey has stepped down as head coach of the Pistons, but he will remain with the team in a front-office role. The Pistons are expected to meet with at least six candidates, including Charles Lee and Adrian Griffen, to replace Casey. Despite hopes of contending for NBA Championships, Casey was unable to lead the Pistons to that level of success in his five seasons as head coach. However, owner Tom Gores has shown his faith in Casey by offering him a position in the team's front office. Now, the Pistons will have a new leader beginning with the 2023-24 season.