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Dwane Casey Finally Hired As Coach Of The Detroit Pistons

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Dwane Casey was hired Monday as the 36th head coach for the Detroit Pistons.

The former Toronto Raptors leader, a finalist for the NBA Coach of the Year, will be introduced next week by the team.

The selection marks the end of a long search during a strange offseason in Detroit under owner Tom Gores.

Host Matt Schoch goes back deep into Casey’s past, explains why he’s kind of like Jim Caldwell with the Lions and passes along some thoughts from Pistons nation.

A Royal Oak, Mich. native, Matt Schoch has been following Detroit sports since learning to read by using Tigers box scores in the Free Press. Schoch is a Central Michigan graduate who has covered the Olympics in Brazil, playoff basketball at MJ's house in Chicago and cricket matches in the Caribbean. After working for newspapers in Port Huron, Mich., Springfield, Mo., and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Schoch is now the host of Locked On Pistons podcast. Follow Schoch on Twitter at @Matt_Schoch_.

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Pistons Hit All The Right Notes With Pair Of Second Round Draft Picks

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The Detroit Pistons welcomed Khyri Thomas and Bruce Brown to the fold during Thursday’s NBA Draft.

Host Matt Schoch gives his thoughts on the moves, in addition to how the night unfolded league-wide.

We also look back to the 2005 NBA Finals and the deepest the Pistons even went into the calendar.

Check out Matt’s grading of the draft picks for the Detroit News.

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Dwane Casey Meets Detroit Media Angst At Introductory Press Conference

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Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports

Dwane Casey was introduced to the media — and vice versa — on Wednesday afternoon in downtown Detroit.

The new Pistons coach was met with the frustrated attitude around the team and handled it mostly in stride. Owner Tom Gores was a little less graceful, as discussed by host Matt Schoch.

We also get to know Malik Rose a bit, as Yahoo is reporting that the Atlanta Hawks executive and former San Antonio world champion player could be joining the Pistons front office soon.

We also look back to 2005 and one of the biggest wins of the Goin’ To Work era 13 years ago today.

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Three Pistons Needs And Second Round Fits From The NBA Draft

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The Detroit Pistons will be on the clock soon at No. 42 in Thursday’s NBA Draft.

We take a look at a handful of guys the experts project the Pistons to take, what their needs are in the draft and host Matt Schoch gives his dream scenario, along with a more likely selection at 42.

We also talk about what to expect from Dwane Casey this afternoon as he meets with the media at Little Caesars Arena for the first time.

Plus, a show/life update from our host and also a look back at a crushing and controversial Game 7 defeat 30 years ago on Thursday.

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