New Pistons coach Casey bullish on team’s outlook

New Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey made his expectations for the upcoming season clear while being introduced by the team Wednesday.”I’m telling the guys now: We’re not developing, we’re not two or three years away,” Casey told reporters. “We want to win right now.”Casey, the reigning NBA Coach of the Year, was hired by the Pistons to replace Stan Van Gundy last week. Casey inherits a roster that has high-profile names in Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson, though the team is without a first-round pick in Thursday’s NBA draft as a result of the Griffin trade.With Jackson only playing 45 games due to injury and Griffin acquired midseason, the Pistons only went 39-43 last season, missing the playoffs.”The most important thing is the talent level you have with Blake, Andre and Reggie to start with,” Casey said. “They’re veteran players and the next level is Luke Kennard, Stanley Johnson — whom I’ve always admired from afar — and Henry Ellenson, three very talented young players.”Casey joins the team after being fired by the Toronto Raptors despite leading them to a franchise-record 59 wins last season. He was let go after a second-round playoff loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.”I can hold my head high for what we built in Toronto,” Casey said. “That’s part of the journey. This is a new chapter.”