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
Report: D’Angelo Russell Out Two Weeks with Right Thumb Sprain
Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell, who suffered a sprained right thumb during last night’s game against the Boston Celtics at Chase Center, underwent an MRI last night. The MRI confirmed the sprain. Russell will be re-evaluated in two (2) weeks and will not travel with the team on its upcoming four-game road trip to New Orleans, Memphis, Dallas and Utah.
Source: Golden State Warriors
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Report: Kevin Huerter Out Two Weeks with Left Rotator Cuff Strain
Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter underwent a medical examination and an assessment of his MRI today at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex in Atlanta. He has been diagnosed with a left rotator cuff strain with an associated shoulder capsule strain. He will enter a period of rehabilitation and treatment, and will be re-examined in two weeks.
Source: Atlanta Hawks