Pistons To Interview Howard, Casey, Udoka

Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard will interview with the Pistons about their head coaching vacancy, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Howard is expected to receive an interview in the next few days, Wojnarowski adds. He is the second prominent name to emerge as a candidate for the job today, following TNT broadcaster Kenny Smith. Former Raptors coach Dwane Casey and Spurs assistant Ime Udoka will also receive interviews, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

Howard has been part of Erik Spoelstra’s staff in Miami for the past five seasons. He and Smith were among 11 candidates to interview for the Knicks’ head coaching position before they hired David Fizdale.

Howard, 45, played 19 NBA seasons before retiring in 2013. Casey coached Toronto for the past seven seasons before being fired after a second-round playoff ouster, and Udoka has been on Gregg Popovich’s staff for six years.

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6 thoughts on “Pistons To Interview Howard, Casey, Udoka

  1. sweetg

    Kenny smith really leave his job for knicks or this. he should wait for a top team like kerr did or stay in media. This is get fired in two or three years job.

  2. denny816

    Anybody but Smith. In the end, I think Casey gets the job but Howard is a possibility.

  3. cesc

    I like the look of Juwan, he was a great player, all-star.
    Definitely I don’t think the Kenny Smith thing is serious at all, & why keep doing this management merry-go-round, Casey failed big time with Toronto, why would anyone hire him again, I am not keen with always hiring all these guys that keep getting fired, there is a reason. I would prefer new names, faces, blood, like Juwan, Stack & other all-star ex-players, just give them a chance, in many cases are teams rebuilding anyway, not going anywhere fast, so let one of this guys have a chance & if not working move on.

  4. Matt Galvin

    Thomas former Pistions PG? Brian Hill? Vogal? Jeff Van Gundy? Mark Jackson? Phil Jackson? Sampson? Fatello? Bryan Scott? Out of the Box names John Berry? Jalen Rose? Dennis Scott?

  5. miggycabby24

    Pistons are a mess. SVG was allowed to buy the groceries, and fix the meal and he failed. He traded for BG and gave up all their flexibility, draft picks and drafted poorly his 4 years there. Now they owe big money to Drummond, Griffin and Jackson.

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