Dwane Casey Rumors
Omari Sanfoka II: Casey on having Cade back on the bench Friday: “It’s great. He’s been around. He’s been in practice, in the training room getting his rehab, in the huddles after practice. It’s been great having him around, he’s one of the leaders on the team.”
Dwane Casey, who is in his fifth season coaching the Pistons, is excited about the opportunity to coach another game overseas. Representing the Pistons organization, the NBA, and promoting the game of basketball for the league is a task he takes seriously. Another thing he takes just as serious is representing the city of Detroit in another country. The Pistons will officially set their eyes on Paris following a Sunday afternoon matchup at Little Caesars Arena vs. the Knicks.
Leading up to that game, Casey spoke with reporters following Saturday’s practice to discuss the upcoming trip. When asked if there’s anywhere overseas, he’d love to coach next, he had one answer: Africa. “The NBA’s doing a great job in Africa,” Casey said. “But I think we can continue to do more of teaching, (more) spreading the game.”
“I’ve learned probably (as) much about basketball in those areas as I have anywhere by traveling and doing that,” Casey said. “This is a great opportunity for us here to do that; to continue to spread the word, to continue to represent the city of Detroit, (and) to make sure we represent a first-class city like ours. Soccer is still probably the number one sport in the world but I think we can continue to spread it (basketball) in different areas.”