And they know who they want as coach, too. Stefanski, 64, had been with the Grizzlies since 2014, and before that was a front-office big wig and general manager of the New Jersey Nets from 1999-2007, general manager and president of his near-hometown Philadelphia 76ers (2007-11) and the executive vice president of basketball operations for the Toronto Raptors (2011-13).
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Casey led the Raptors to a franchise-record 59 wins this season as Toronto earned the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time.
As is the case with all things related to the Grizzlies' front office, it's not exactly clear what Stefanski's role has been over the last four seasons, but from the things I've heard about the decisions he supported, I think he was a positive force in the Grizzlies' decision-making.
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The Pistons are searching for a replacement for Stan Van Gundy.
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