Casey hires Lowe as his top assistant with Pistons

Sidney Lowe has been hired away from the Wizards by Dwane Casey to be his top assistant with the Pistons, according to a report.

Dwane Casey continues to put together his coaching staff as he has taken over as new head coach of the Detroit Pistons.

According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Casey has added a former NBA head coach to his new staff in the Motor City, Sidney Lowe.

Lowe has been with the Wizards since he was hired by head coach Scott Brooks in 2016, having served as an assistant with Minnesota, Cleveland, Utah and Detroit before heading to Washington.

He was the head coach of the Timberwolves from 1992-1994 and the Memphis Grizzlies from 2000-2002. He was also the head coach at his alma mater, North Carolina State, from 2006-2011. Lowe was a member of Jim Valvano’s 1983 N.C. State squad that stunned heavily favored Houston in the 1983 NCAA tournament championship game.

Casey hired D.J. Bakker as his player development coach Sunday. Bakker had worked on Casey’s staff when Casey was head coach in Toronto. The Raptors fired Casey after he led them to a franchise-best 59-win regular season, only to be bounced from the playoffs by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third consecutive season. Saturday, Casey hired Sean Sweeney away from the Milwaukee Bucks to join him in Detroit.