Reports: Pistons finalizing extension for coach Dwane Casey

Despite owning the second-worst record in the NBA, the Detroit Pistons are reportedly finalizing a contract extension for coach Dwane Casey.Casey has two seasons remaining on his five-year, $35 million deal and reports say that pact will be extended through the 2023-24 campaign.The Pistons are 20-50 this season with two games remaining.Overall, Casey has an 81-137 record in three seasons with Detroit. He went 41-41 and guided the team into the playoffs during the 2018-19 season before the club went 20-46 last season.Published accounts say Casey is well regarded by owner Tom Gores and general manager Troy Weaver. Turning free agent-signee Jerami Grant into an offensive force — Grant’s 22.3 average is more than double his career average — is another development that earned him respect with upper management.