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Pistons hope to interview Casey

Posted on: June 13, 2011 3:58 pm
Edited on: June 13, 2011 4:42 pm

MIAMI -- 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 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.

Casey, who has been passed over for several head coaching jobs since being fired by the Timberwolves in 2007, has strng together an impressive resume during the playoffs. His defensive schemes frustrated Kobe Bryant in a sweep of the Lakers, caused a rift between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in the Western Conference finals, and stymied the Heat's Big Three of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh in a 4-2 victory over Miami in the Finals. Casey's defense turned James into a non-factor in the fourth quarter during the Finals and held the two-time MVP to only 17.8 points per game in the series -- nearly 10 points below his season average.

Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2011 11:31 am

Pistons hope to interview Casey

We need somoeone who has control of a team, but also knows how to call plays, Detroit is a mess until we get rid of half the team. We will become very young after the purge.

For coaching I would like to see someone like Larry Brown, he was an excellent coach and we won a championship with him. Lamebeer isn't the answer, he was a great player for us, but he isn't the answer for the coach. Plus he had some bad business deals happen in Detroit.

The perfect choice is someone who has coached once before and knows what he did wrong. They also have to want it. 

I would like to see Woodson, he was here with Larry Brown and did well in Atlanta.  

Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2011 9:41 am

Pistons hope to interview Casey

I am a lifelong Piston fan, can't understand why everyone is clammoring for Laimbeer, he would have a fairly short shelf life as a head coach in todays player run NBA.

It doesn't matter, the Pistons are at least two coaches away from being anywhere near competitive.

Since: Nov 20, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2011 12:56 am

Pistons hope to interview Casey

Love to see Bill Laimbeer and his assistant Rick Mahorn on the Pistons bench!!

Since: May 22, 2011
Posted on: June 13, 2011 11:22 pm

Pistons hope to interview Casey

Personally I'm a devout Mavs fan and hope the Pistons hire anyone except someone from the Mavs.  I believe Dallas can repeat and be even tougher if they are able to keep their team intact.  GO MAVS!!!

Since: May 28, 2011
Posted on: June 13, 2011 11:03 pm
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Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: June 13, 2011 9:07 pm

Pistons hope to interview Casey

I love Bill Laimbeer, and I'd love to see him coach my Pistons to a championship, but I'm a realist, so I'll pray he at least keeps us looking good for the next 10 seasons while all the all-stars play for LA, NYC, Miami, Chicago and Boston.  At the very least they'll bring him in for name recognition that isn't Isaiah Thomas.

Since: Sep 7, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 8:42 pm

Pistons hope to interview Casey

Good luck with the Laimbeer thing....don't think it will work, but good luck with itTongue out

Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 6:14 pm

Pistons hope to interview Casey

Enough of this CRAP! Bring Bill Laimbeer home!!!!

Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: June 13, 2011 4:31 pm

Pistons hope to interview Casey

This isnt going to be a quick fix. The Pistons need to quit pissing around and bring in Bill Laimbeer!  He's the one guy that will restore some pride and get the team heading back in the right direction.  He has earned his shot IMO!

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