Dwane Casey, the defensive architect behind the Mavericks’ championship shutdown of the Heat’s Big Three, is high on the Pistons’ list of head coaching candidates, league sources told CBSSports.com Monday.
The Pistons, who already have reached out to former Hawks coach Mike Woodson and received permission to interview Bucks assistant Kelvin Sampson, Celtics assistant Lawrence Frank, and Timberwolves assistant Bill Laimbeer, will reach out to Mavs general manager Donnie Nelson Tuesday with a request to interview Casey.
Patrick already profiled Casey. Admittedly, I didn’t know a ton about him before this coaching search, but the more I’ve learned, the more I’ve liked.
I’m really excited the Pistons have interest in Casey. If they hire him, great. If they don’t, that will be because they like someone else more, not because they ignored Casey. The better the field of serious candidates, the more likely Joe Dumars makes the right choice.