DETROIT PISTONS HEAD COACH
Dwane Casey is the Head Coach of the Detroit Pistons. On June 11, 2018, Casey became the 36th Head Coach in Pistons history.
In his first year as the Pistons Head Coach, Coach Casey led the organization to its first NBA Playoffs appearance since 2016. Prior to his time in Detroit, Coach Casey was the Head Coach of the Toronto Raptors (2011-2018) and the Minnesota Timberwolves (2005-2007); he was also an Assistant Coach for the Dallas Mavericks (2008-2011) and Seattle SuperSonics (1994-2005). As the Raptors Head Coach, Casey held a 320-238 regular season record, leading the team to four Atlantic Division Championships and five straight NBA Playoff appearances (2014-2018). The Raptors also had a franchise record of 59 wins in the 2017-2018 NBA Season; for these efforts, Casey was awarded both the 2018 NBA Coach of the Year Award and the 2018 Michael H. Goldberg NBCA Coach of the Year Award. Coach Casey was also a part of the Dallas Mavericks coaching staff that won an NBA Championship in 2011.
Casey was born on April 17, 1957, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Casey was raised in Kentucky and attended Union County High School, later committing to the University of Kentucky. In his senior year, Casey was the captain of the team and led the Wildcats to an NCAA Tournament National Championship (1978) and in 1979 was selected to Kentucky’s All-Academic Team. Coach Casey and his wife, Brenda, have two children (Zachary & Justine). During most summers, Casey enjoys traveling to Japan to help with basketball camps and coaching clinics.