Pistons to further conversations with Casey, Beilein

The Detroit Pistons are interested in further conversations with former Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey and current Michigan coach John Beilein about their head coaching vacancy, according to a report from ESPN.

Both Casey and Beilein have interviewed once with the Pistons’ brass and met with ownership.

The Pistons parted ways with Stan Van Gundy last month. Casey was fired by the Raptors after the club lost to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers yet again in the postseason.

Toronto had the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference this season with a record of 59-23, but were swept by James and the Cavaliers in the second-round of the playoffs for the second consecutive year.

Casey had been with the Raptors since 2011. He compiled a regular season record of 320-238, but was just 21-30 in the postseason.

Beilein, meanwhile, has been head coach of Michigan since 2007. He’s led the school to the Final Four in 2013 and 2018.

The Pistons are conducting a thorough search in the hopes of finding the right coach to lead a group led by Blake GriffinAndre Drummond and Reggie Jackson.