Detroit Pistons hope Dwane Casey's defensive plans travel from Toronto

Detroit Free Press
Detroit Pistons hope Dwane Casey's defensive plans travel from Toronto
Detroit Pistons hope Dwane Casey's defensive plans travel from Toronto

Free Press sports writer Vince Ellis and columnist Shawn Windsor share their thoughts after Detroit Pistons hire Dwane Casey as coach June 11, 2018. It took five seasons for Dwane Casey's reputation as a defensive mastermind to take hold in Toronto. The Raptors managed only one top-10 defensive rating during the first part of Casey's tenure as head coach, then they posted consecutive top-five defensive ratings the past two seasons. The better defense played a role in Toronto's franchise-record 59 wins this past season. And though Casey never made it past the Eastern Conference finals during his tenure because of the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James — who ended the Raptors' postseason run

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