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Sidney Lowe becoming Pistons’ top assistant, according to report

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UPDATE: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting Sidney Lowe has agreed to a deal to become Dwane Casey’s top assistant in Detroit. Scott Brooks will now have to fill his first vacancy on the coaching staff since taking over the team in 2016. The original post is below.


New Pistons coach Dwane Casey is looking to hire Wizards assistant coach Sidney Lowe to his new staff, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times.

Scott Brooks hired Lowe in 2016, when he took over as Wizards’ head coach. The D.C. native works primarily with the team’s guards. While it’s hard to pinpoint exactly how much credit he deserves for John Wall and Bradley Beal’s development, there’s no questions they both had their best seasons under his tutelage.

His most notable moment with the Wizards came in January 2017 when he was fined $5,000 by the league for leaving the bench to distract Courtney Lee during a late-game possession.

Prior to serving as an assistant in Washington, he served as an assistant with the Timberwolves, Cavaliers, Jazz, and Pistons. He was also the head coach of the Timberwolves from 1992-94, the Grizzlies from 2000-02, and the N.C. State Wolfpack from 2006-11.