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With the firing of Maurice Cheeks on Sunday, CBS Sports is reporting that the Detroit Pistons are already on the hunt for their next head coach and could possibly be targeting Lionel Hollins due to the fact that he has a history of taking over teams midseason.
Coaching sources say Lionel Hollins is a prime target for DET and timing of Cheeks ouster due in part to fact Hollins currently unattached
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 9, 2014
Doesn’t mean Hollins is lock to take job, if offered, but Cheeks was first NBA coach fired this season, so DET searching unopposed right now
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 9, 2014
If hired by the Pistons, this will be Hollins’ fourth time in his coaching career to accept a job in the middle of the season.
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The Detroit Pistons have fired Maurice Cheeks after just 50 games as head coach, but interestingly enough, they neglected to inform the players.
Teammates Brandon Jennings and Charlie Villanueva erupted in disbelief on Twitter, where they (along with the rest of the world) first heard the news.
Wait what— BRANDON JENNINGS (@BrandonJennings) February 09, 2014
Is it true?— Charlie...
The Detroit Pistons have fired coach Maurice Cheeks according to a person familiar with the decision.
The person spoke Sunday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced.
Cheeks lasted a little more than half a season in his first year in Detroit.
The Pistons are 21-29 and in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, entering Sunday....
With Cheeks gone, the Pistons will reportedly hand the reins over to assistant John Loyer for the rest of the season this according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski who also stated that the Pistons won’t be conduction a coaching search right now.
Detroit plans to let John Loyer coach the rest of season, league sources tells Yahoo Sports. Pistons won't be conducting a...
With the firing of head coach Maurice Cheeks, the Detroit Pistons are naturally on the search for a replacement. That’s where the Detroit Pistons fans come in. Pistons fans have created an official White House petition to get current assistant coach Rasheed Wallace named as interim head coach. The funniest part about this is the issue noted for the petition: job creation. 94 signatures...
Immediately following Sunday’s firing of Maurice Cheeks, Detroit Pistons fans created an official online White House petition insisting that Rasheed Wallace be named the new head coach.
One of the ringleaders of the petition was particularly adamant about Sheed taking on this new role.
BTW, if you didn't sign that petition, you have no soul.— James Kim (@JdotKimmy) February...
The Pistons fired coach Maurice Cheeks on Sunday, cutting short his first year as the team's head coach.
Detroit has gotten off to a disappointing 21-29 record after going on a bit of a spending binge in acquiring Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings. Along with Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond, this would be enough to get the Pistons back to the Playoffs.
No dice there. The...
The Detroit Pistons have fired coach Maurice Cheeks, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Despite back-to-back victories on the weekend, general manager Joe Dumars informed Cheeks of his dismissal on Sunday morning, sources said.
Cheeks didn't make it to the All-Star break of his first season as Detroit's coach. He was in the first year of a two-year contract with the Pistons...
The Detroit Pistons announced on Sunday morning that they have relived head coach Mo Cheeks of his duties after 50 games. The news was first reported by Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Pistons had high expectations coming into this season, expectations such as getting back to the Playoffs for the first time since 2009 and having their first winning record since 2008. Instead...
There was definitely “Panic In Detroit” on Sunday, or more accurately Auburn Hills, Michigan as the “Detroit Free Press” reported that the Detroit Pistons fired bench boss Maurice Cheeks on Sunday, just 50-games into a multi-year contract. The move came after the club had a strong victory over the Denver Nuggets Saturday night, winning the contest by a 126-109 margin.
Shocking news broke this morning when Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! reported that the Detroit Pistons fired head coach Maurice Cheeks.
This season has been quite a disappointment for the Pistons, as they have struggled to gain any sort of momentum this season. With the Eastern Conference being historically bad this season, there is no excuse for the talented Pistons team to not be...
This is the way things were supposed to look when president Joe Dumars brought in Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings to spark the Pistons.
Jennings toyed with the Denver Nuggets from the perimeter and Smith did much of his dirty work inside and outside during the Pistons’ 126-109 victory Saturday night at The Palace. Jennings finished with 35 points and 12 assists and Smith countered...
The Detroit Pistons won't conduct a coaching search until the end of the season.
John Loyer will coach the Pistons for the remainder of the season after the club fired Maurice Cheeks.
Lionel Hollins has been mentioned as a possible candidate the Pistons will pursue.
It took 50 games for the league to get news of its first coaching vacancy as the Detroit Pistons pulled the plug on the Mo Cheeks era The Detroit Pistons have fired coach Mo Cheeks, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 9, 2014 Woj cited team owner Tom Gores’ impatience with […]Continue reading...
The Detroit Pistons have fired head coach Maurice Cheeks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports! Y! Sources: The Detroit Pistons fired coach Mo Cheeks. http://t.co/gAomhGGpTU — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 9, 2014 The Pistons have underwhelmed on the season after the acquisitions of Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings, going 21-29 for ninth place in the Eastern...