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Dwane Casey inks five-year deal as Pistons head coach

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The Pistons coaching search comes to an end today as Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the team has agreed to a five-year contract with former Raptors coach Dwane Casey.

Casey was the NBA Coach of the Year last season, but was fired after the Raptors suffered their fifth consecutive early playoff exit.

It sounded like the decision was all but official, as last week Casey was already talking as though he was the Pistons coach.

Casey oversaw a Raptors franchise that went from a 22 win team to a 59 win squad and the best record in the East. He’s known for a defense-first approach, but the Raptors have had a top six offense for each of the past four seasons.

Including his seven years as Raptors head coach and a two year head coaching stint with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Casey has amassed a 373-307 career record. He was also part of a NBA Championship squad as an assistant coach with the 2010-11 Dallas Mavericks.

Stay tuned for more on what Casey brings to the Pistons.