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Detroit Pistons Announce Head Coaching Hire

A general view of the Detroit Pistons court.

AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 10: General view of the court at the final NBA game at the Palace of Auburn Hills during a game between the Washington Wizards and Detroit Pistons on April 10, 2017 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Detroit Pistons have made a head coaching hire. It's a good one.

ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the franchise has hired former Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey.

Casey, 61, was one of a couple of top-tier candidates for the Pistons' job. Michigan head coach John Beilein was another one.

The former Raptors coach was fired after a disappointing showing in the playoffs this past season. Toronto was the No. 1 seed in the East, but was swept by Cleveland in the second round.

Casey has reportedly agreed to a five-year deal with Detroit.

Wojnarowski broke the news.

"Dwane Casey has reached an agreement on a 5-year deal to become the next coach of the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell ESPN," he reports.

This is a nice hire for Detroit. Casey is 373-307 as a head coach. He led Toronto to three straight 50-plus win seasons before getting fired after the 2017-18 season.