GS Warriors are a Dynasty; Casey Signs with Pistons

Sports dynasties are few and far between these days (Requirements: At least three championships in a short amount of time), but there’s at least one in every decade:

In the 1970’s it was the Pittsburgh Steelers, the 80’s the San Francisco 49ers & LA Lakers, the 90’s Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bulls and the NY Yankees, the ‘00’s the New England Patriots and in the ’10-today, it’s the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors who beat the Cleveland Cavaliers  to complete a 4-0 sweep in the NBA Finals for their 3rd title in 4 seasons.

This Warriors team has proven that the so-called Super Team does work. The Warriors won a title without Kevin Durant but won 2 with him. He joined Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green to form a powerful nucleus that has been together since 2011, 4 years before they won the organization’s first NBA Title since 1978. Durant will return with the team next season and this team will keep all of their starters for at least another season. (They’re trying to sign Thompson and Green before their deals expire in 2019) So it doesn’t take Einstein to figure out that they’re in position to go for 4 titles in 5 years next season.

The Detroit Pistons Hire Casey as Head Coach-The Detroit Pistons have reportedly found their new coach. They have come to an agreement on a five-year deal with Dwane Casey. Casey, of course, was let go by the Toronto Raptors earlier this offseason following the team being swept in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Casey led the Raptors to a tremendous season, as they finished first in the East with a franchise-record 59 wins. But another early exit from the postseason meant something had to change in Toronto, and it’s always easiest to switch coaches.

But Casey — who was named Coach of the Year by his fellow coaches — has landed on his feet. A five-year deal signifies a significant commitment from the Pistons, who last month moved on from Stan Van Gundy after four seasons. According to a report from the Detroit Free Press’ Vincent Ellis, the deal is worth $35 million over the five years.

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