By Jeff O'Brien

The Detroit Pistons have agreed to a contract extension with coach Dwane Casey through the 2023-24 season.

SAN ANTONIO, TX – APRIl 22: Dwane Casey head coach of the Detroit Pistons talks with Killian Hayes #7 in game against the San Antonio Spurs in the first half at AT&T Center on April 22, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)

The team confirmed the agreement Wednesday.

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“Dwane’s ability to adapt and lead us through a challenging but very exciting year of growth and development has further established his place as one of the most highly respected coaches in the NBA,” Pistons owner Tom Gores said. “He is fully committed to the restoration of the Pistons where his competitiveness, teaching ability, and developmental acumen can be seen in the growth of our young players.”

Casey is wrapping up his third season with the rebuilding Pistons, who at 20-50 have the second-worst record in the NBA. Detroit is at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, but the Pistons do have some young players who have shown promise, such as rookies and Isaiah Stewart.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 11: Saddiq Bey #41 and Josh Jackson #20 of the Detroit Pistons react to the play during the third quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on April 11, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

Detroit has completely overhauled its roster since the start of 2020, parting ways with Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond, and several other players who received significant playing time.

 

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