Casey had coached Detroit since 2018, but in five seasons the team went 121-263 (.315). Detroit made the playoffs once during his tenure, in 2018-19, but was swept in the first round.
The Pistons have gone seven straight campaigns without finishing over .500. Their last winning season was in 2015-16.
Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren , selected No. 5 and No. 13, respectively, in the 2022 NBA draft, did provide hope for the future with their play last season for Detroit. Cade Cunningham , the No. 1 pick overall in 2021, had his second season stunted by shin surgery after playing in only 12 games.