Dwane Casey

Dwane Casey

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Updated On September 27, 2022

Dwane Casey is an American basketball coach. Likewise, Dwane Casey is working as the head coach for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Early Childhood

Dwane Casey whose birth name is Dwane Lyndon Casey was born on 17th April 1957 and is currently 65 years old. Being born in mid-April, his zodiac sign is Aries. Likewise, he was born in Indianapolis, United States of America, and holds American citizenship. Similarly, talking about his ethnicity and religion, he belongs to African American ethnic group and follows Christianity.

Likewise, talking about his childhood, he spent his entire childhood in Morganfield, Kentucky from the age of three. Similarly, about his family background, however, he has not shared much information about his parents and siblings in the media. Furthermore, talking about his educational background, he went to Union County High School in the year 1975.

Likewise, he started his career in sports in his high school days. He made his decision to commit to the University of Kentucky and started his career there. Likewise, he then graduates with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky in the year 1979. During his college days, he used to work several off jobs to support himself financially.

Early Career

Dwane was an athlete since a kid and his first coaching job dates back to the age when he was 13. He did his first coaching job at the age of 13. Earl McKendree who is the Morganfield baseball Commissioner made him coach in the Little League team. Likewise, he then began his coaching career in college from suggestions made by his coach Joe B. Hall in the year 1979. Similarly, he then became an assistant coach during the season with hall. Followed by this, the next season, he made his move to Western Kentucky in the next five seasons. Likewise, he then returns to Kentucky talking about the role of assistant coach and top recruiter.

Similarly, in March 1988, while he was serving as an assistant coach at Kentucky, an employee discovered $1,000 in cash in an envelope which was accidentally opened. The scandal results in his resignation where he was placed on probation for 5 years by NCAA. The NCAA later made a penalty after it was shown he was not involved in sending the package. He settles outside of court and later resigns.

Professional life

Followed by his resignation from Kentucky, Dwane Casey became the head coach in the Japanese Basketball League. Likewise, during this time, he coached for Sekisui Chemical and Isuzu Motors Lynx which his teammate Jack Givens was playing for. He also did coaching for the national team along with Mototaka Kohama and veteran coach Pete Newell. Likewise, in the summer, he continues to work with the Japanese national team. This team also appear in the FIBA World Championship basketball tournament.

Later he left the Japanese Basketball League in the year 1994 after receiving an assistant coaching position for the Seattle SuperSonics. Similarly, during his tenure there, the team won four division titles. Similarly, in the 2008-09 NBA season, he became the assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks. In the 2009-10 NBA season the Mavericks won a division title. The Mavericks defeat the Miami Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals winning their first championship LeBron James of the heat.

Dwane Casey

Caption: Picture of Dwane with NBA Coach of the Year Award. Source: TSN

In June 2011, he became the Toronto Raptors’ head coach and run through until the 2013-14 season. Even though his first two seasons was of no success during its third season it manages to set a new team record for most win in the season. Likewise, in June 2018 he became head coach for the Detroit Pistons agreeing to a five-year deal.

Net worth

Regarding his net worth and earnings, he is a professional basketball coach by profession. Similarly, he is the head coach for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. Likewise, he has been making a good amount of earnings from his profession. Moreover, he has a net worth of around $18 million. However, there is no information about his asset values available in the media.

Relationship status

Regarding his relationship status, Dwane Casey is straight and in a marital relationship. He tied the knot with Brenda and have two children one daughter and one son. Their children’s names are Justine and Zachary.

Dwane Casey

Caption: Dwane with his family. Source: Toronto star

Body Measurement and Social Media

Talking about his body measurement, Dwane Casey stands 6 feet 2 inches (74 inches) tall but his weight and vital stats are not yet available. Similarly, he has not shared his vital stats in media. However, being an athlete, he has a fit body type. Likewise, looking at his physical appearance, he has a dark skin type with black pair of eyes and black hair color.

Reflecting upon his social media presence, he is only active on Twitter. His Twitter account is Dwane_Casey_NBA and has had 874 followers in it since he joined in July 2015.

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