Dwane Casey is too far talented a coach to stay an assistant forever, and it’s no surprise that the Clippers are interested in hiring him to run the team next season. This courtship has been expected, and though L.A.’s interest in Dwane has largely been approximated up to this point, those flirtations have been confirmed. Casey is one of two legitimate candidates for the Clippers gig, and the possibility of a 2010-2011 season without Dwane is becoming more realistic by the minute.
L.A. is also considering Vinny Del Negro for the same position, so nothing is certain as of yet. Kevin Arnovitz has a terrific analysis of both Casey and Del Negro at ESPN Los Angeles for those interested in learning more about the Clippers’ impending decision and what impact either coach could have on the most miserable franchise in basketball. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that it’s the most comprehensive piece on Casey to date. No where else is Dwane’s style, qualification, and coaching potential more accurately and extensively described. For those who aren’t familiar with what makes Dwane such a standout among NBA assistant coaches, sharpen your pencils, open your notebooks, and turn to Arnovitz’s piece. Class is in session.