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Maurice Cheeks is engaged in contract negotiations with the Detroit Pistons and could be named head coach by Sunday, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the talks.
Cheeks interviewed with the Pistons three times, including one visit with Tom Gores in Los Angeles.
In nine seasons, Cheeks compiled a 284-286 record with the Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers.
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It has been roughly about a month and a half since the Detroit Pistons parted ways with Lawrence Frank. In his two year stay with the Pistons, Frank led the team to a disappointing 54-94 record. This past season, Frank went 4-30 against western conference teams and began the season with an 0-8 start. Clearly firing Frank was the right move on behalf of the Pistons organization. The...
According to several reports, the Detroit Pistons are on the verge of naming Maurice Cheeks as their next head coach.
The announcement, depending on the source, could come right now or sometime within the next 48 to 72 hours.
Would you expect anything less from the Pistons? Ambiguity is the one trait they've mastered in recent years.
And since the shelf life for a Pistons...
The Pistons have settled in basketball purgatory, stuck between the desire to be a playoff team and truly bottoming out. They’ve been in this situation for a few years now. They might as well own real estate in the back half of the lottery. So goes the woes of the once mighty Pistons. This all started when the Pistons decided to attempt to rebuild on the fly in the Fall of 2008...
Maurice Cheeks’ name has been mentioned for numerous head coaching positions before, so maybe it’s finally his time to get that opportunity. Y! Sources: OKC assistant Mo Cheeks has emerged as the strong frontrunner to become the next Detroit Pistons coach. http://t.co/IfHl6uVLBr — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 7, 2013
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Oklahoma City Thunder assistant, Mo Cheeks, is the frontrunner to be the next Pistons head coach.
Oklahoma City Thunder assistant Mo Cheeks has emerged as the strong frontrunner to become the Detroit Pistons’ head coach, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Discussions on a contract could begin soon, league sources said.