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New Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey has made the first additions to his coaching staff.

On Friday, the Pistons announced the hirings of Sidney Lowe and Sean Sweeney as assistant coaches. Contract terms weren't disclosed.

Lowe has spent eight years as a head coach and 12 years as an assistant in the NBA and NCAA, and most recently served as an assistant with the Washington Wizards the past two seasons.

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Lowe will be returning to the Pistons for the third time in his career. He had a brief stint during his playing career with Detroit in 1984-85 and spent the 2005-06 season as coach Flip Saunders' lead assistant.

During his coaching career, Lowe also served three seasons as an assistant with the Utah Jazz (2011-14) and five seasons as the head coach at North Carolina State (2006-11).

Sweeney spent the last four seasons as an assistant with the Milwaukee Bucks. Before that, he served as an assistant video coordinator with the Brooklyn Nets and entered the coaching ranks as an assistant with the Nets in 2013-14. 

In addition to Lowe and Sweeney, the Pistons officially named Malik Rose as assistant general manager and added DJ Bakker to the basketball operations staff as a player development coach.

Rose, a 13-year NBA veteran who won two titles with the San Antonio Spurs, spent the last three seasons in the Atlanta Hawks' front office as manager of basketball operations and general manager of their G-League team in Erie, Pa.

This past season, he earned G-League executive of the year honors in his first year as GM of the Erie BayHawks.

“Malik has been around successful teams throughout his NBA playing career and now, as a young executive, he brings great basketball knowledge from both a playing and administrative perspective," senior adviser Ed Stefanski said in a statement. "His engaging and collaborative spirit fits perfectly with the basketball operations staff we are looking to construct.”

Bakker spent the last two seasons as an assistant video coordinator on Casey's staff in Toronto.

The Pistons are still without an official president and general manager, though Stefanski is the unofficial head of the front office. He oversaw the hiring of Casey and the Pistons' two selections in the NBA Draft.