Dwane Casey, a front-runner for NBA Coach of the Year, met with Detroit Pistons executives on Thursday to discuss the franchise’s head coaching opening, league sources told ESPN.
Casey interviewed with a Pistons contingent in Michigan that includes new senior adviser Ed Stefanski and coaching-search consultants Bernie Bickerstaff and Jim Lynam, league sources said.
Casey led the Raptors to a franchise-record 59 regular-season victories and an Eastern Conference semifinal appearance, but a second consecutive sweep in the playoffs to Cleveland ended his tenure.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Sources: Clippers Prepared to Offer Tobias Harris, 12th or 13th Pick for Kawhi Leonard
It’s also unclear if the Spurs would be willing to trade [Kawhi] Leonard to the Lakers or any other team. If they are, other teams might have more significant assets to offer, especially given that the Lakers do not have a lottery pick this year. They will select 25th in next week’s draft, a pick they got in a trade with Cleveland.
The Clippers have more to offer than the Lakers. They would be willing to create a package with forward Tobias Harris and the 12th or 13th pick in this year’s draft, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly.