Casey was sacked by the Raptors a month ago despite leading the team to a franchise-best 59 wins this past regular season. And proving his best days are ahead of him.
Casey replaces Stan Van Gundy, who was sacked last month after four seasons with the team.
The Pistons hired the National Basketball Association coach of the year finalist Monday, hoping he can help the three-time National Basketball Association championship franchise regularly reach the postseason and eventually compete again for titles.
This led to Casey getting fired, even after being awarded Coach of the Year by his peers.
"Dwane is one of the most successful and highly respected coaches in our league", said Pistons owner Tom Gores said in a release. Casey also coached the Timberwolves from 2005-07, where he amassed a 53-69 record.
The Detroit Pistons have a new head coach, despite the fact the team doesn't have a general manager or team president. His defensive unit held opponents to 96.0 points per game (6th in the NBA) and.450 percent shooting from the field (8th in the NBA) during the 2010-11 regular season. He posted a record of 152-176 overall in his four seasons in Detroit, guiding the Pistons to the playoffs only in 2015-16, when they lost in the first round. His teams qualified for the playoffs in 11 of those 14 seasons.
The 61-year-old Casey lands with a team that Stan Van Gundy led to one playoff appearance in four years, inheriting a roster with Blake Griffin's huge contract and Andre Drummond that finished 39-43 this year. During his junior season, the Wildcats amassed 30-2 record and captured the 1978 NCAA Championship.