Dwane Casey clears COVID-19 protocols; Detroit Pistons believe he had false positive

Detroit Free Press

A day after entering health and safety protocols, Dwane Casey is back.

Casey cleared protocols on Monday after registering two negative tests, the Detroit Pistons announced Tuesday. The organization believes Casey’s original test was a false positive. He has rejoined the team in Chicago ahead of their Tuesday night game against the Bulls.

TRENDING: Cade Cunningham spearheads Pistons’ positive developments

BOLD MOVE: Bol Bol’s two-way upside makes him an intriguing trade pickup by Pistons

NO SIR: Charles Barkley and ‘Inside the NBA’ missed the mark by ripping Pistons’ effort

Casey, who has been a vocal proponent of vaccinating and mask-wearing, was the 14th NBA head coach to enter protocols this season as the league continues to handle an omicron surge. He revealed last season he initially caught COVID-19 in March of 2020, around the same time former Pistons big man Christian Wood became one of the NBA’s first players to test positive.

The Pistons have had nine players and three assistant coaches test positive. Frank Jackson is their last remaining player in protocols.

Casey rejoins a team that upset the Utah Jazz at Little Caesars Arena on Monday, behind 29-point efforts from Cade Cunningham and Saddiq Bey.

Contact Omari Sankofa II at osankofa@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @omarisankofa. The Free Press has started a new digital subscription model. Here’s how you can gain access to our most exclusive Pistons content. Read more on the Detroit Pistons and sign up for our Pistons newsletter.

Articles You May Like

Pistons LIVE 11.23.22: Kevin Knox
Phoenix Suns 108, Detroit Pistons 102: Best photos from road-trip finale
Detroit Pistons pick up second-straight road win, defeat Utah Jazz 125-116
The Pistons Pulse: Cade Cunningham is out…….what now?
Detroit Pistons at Phoenix Suns: Best photos from road-trip finale

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *