Report: Dwane Casey gets extension as Detroit Pistons coach

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Love him or hate him, it looks like Dwane Casey will be coaching the Detroit Pistons for a while.

According to Rod Beard of the Detroit News, Casey has signed a one-year extension that will run through 2024. Several other organizations, including Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, have also reported the extension.

Dwane Casey signed a five-year contract in 2018 to coach the Pistons after a successful run with the Toronto Raptors that included a conference final appearance.

He was named NBA Coach of the Year in his final season in Toronto.

Casey, who is 64, has an 81-137 record as he completes his third season with the Pistons. His first year, Detroit went 41-41 and made the playoffs. They were swept by Milwaukee in the first round as star Blake Griffin was hobbled by injuries.

Detroit is 20-50 this season, the second worst record in the NBA.

However, Casey has been praised for how hard the team plays.

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Despite the record, Detroit has remained competitive in almost all their games. The Pistons have notched wins over the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers, the Philadelphia 76ers (first-place in the East) and the Phoenix Suns, who are contending for first in the West.

Casey has also been seen as a key in the development of Detroit’s four rookie draft picks. All four have seen improvement in their all-around games during the course of the season.

Casey has a career record of 454-444 in 12 seasons as a head coach, starting in Minnesota before moving on to Toronto and Detroit.

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