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Pistons Have Mavericks Assistant Dwane Casey High On List Of Coaching Candidates

The Detroit Pistons have apparently moved Dwane Casey, the "defensive coordinator" for the now world champion Dallas Mavericks, to the top of their list of potential coaching candidates. CBS Sports' Ken Berger was the first to report the news following Sunday's finish of the NBA Finals.

Casey would be the fifth known legitimate candidate to take over as John Kuester's replacement as Detroit has already either interviewed or been granted permission to interview along with former Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Woodson, Kelvin Sampson of the Milwaukee Bucks, former Piston Bill Laimbeer of the Minnesota Timberwolves and current Boston Celtics assistant Lawrence Frank.

The addition of Casey would seemingly be a good hire as he's revered by a lot of people in the media. At the same time, however, he's been passed over for head coaching jobs by quite a few employers ever since being fired by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2007.