New blood on the Pistons bench. The franchise of Michigan has just announced the arrivals of Rashard Lewis and Keith Bogans in the staff of Dwane Casey. The two former NBA players will thus start their careers as assistants on the Detroit bench, where neither of them has played during their careers.
The first, aged 43, is first known for his good years on an individual level with the Seattle Sonics, where a certain… Dwane Casey was an assistant, before his time in Orlando, alongside Dwight Howard, marked by an NBA Finals in 2009. He ended up winning the title at the end of his career, with a minor role, at the Heat in 2013.
The second, aged 42, was never an NBA or All-Star champion but also spent more than a decade in the big league as a “role player” (Bucks, Spurs, Bulls, Nets, Celtics, etc.) . But the two men, who will be in charge of the development of the young Pistons, know each other since they played together at the Magic in 2008.
Finally, note that Brittni Donaldson also becomes an assistant, in charge of advanced stats. A sector in which the young woman worked in recent years in Toronto, before playing alongside Nick Nurse.