Tom Gores Rumors
James Edwards III: Dwane Casey on his extension: “I never felt like I didn’t have a vote of confidence. I didn’t need it. I felt like we were on target with our plan. I thank Tom and Troy in having faith in what we’re building.”
Omari Sanfoka II: Pistons officially announce the Dwane Casey extension. Statements from Casey, Tom Gores and Troy Weaver
James Edwards III: Dwane Casey on the team being steady in approach, compete level despite the losses: “There’s a true direction. When there’s not a direction, there’s chaos. There’s a true direction.” Pointed to Troy, himself, Tom Gores, Arn, Ed and himself as people who have helped stabilize.
Omari Sanfoka II: Dwane Casey credits Tom Gores for Detroit’s youth-oriented movement, which continues after trading Derrick Rose. “I didn’t envision this when I signed up here, to rebuild, retool, but I enjoy it. It’s part of the job now and I enjoy doing it.”
Billionaire Tom Gores said he is committed to reforming business practices in the corrections services industry, but that it will take time and patience. Calls for the owner of the Detroit Pistons to cut ties with Securus Technologies Inc., a controversial prison phone company, erupted anew last week in a letter from criminal justice advocates to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and in a full-page ad published in The New York Times. Critics are calling on the league to force Gores to sell the Pistons and step down from the NBA board because of his ties to Securus.